Saturday, April 05, 2008

Progress Report and a Artsy Self Portrait



I finished the composition for this week's IF of "save", and I will soon be giving the image life and breath, but I spent most of today out in the garden. Tonight I will do a burnt sienna wash over the painting with oils and pull out the highlights and values of the painting before I begin. I want to take a new approach to this painting. I love experimenting.
Oh..and I added a little self portrait I took of myself. Call me vain, but I like taking pictures of myself. Who doesn't? Mostly because I know what angle to get myself at to look the most dramatic or whatever. I like this one because it shows a side of me that is playful and secretive in my own little world. I also like to play with my camera, and I'm usually the most readily available for subject matter.

7 comments:

Diana Evans said...

Hi Candace...I can't wait to see the finished painting...and I love the self portrait...it does look playful and secretive...you take great photos...

Have a wonderful day...

Cheers,
Diana

Brian Cook said...

"...you probably think this song is about you, you're so..." ;)

rbaird said...

Look at those Betty Davis eyes!. Very old Hollywood...
Can't wit to see your finished illustration.

Son of Incogneato said...

Very cool self-portrait. Hard to put an adjective on it, but i think mischievous kind of gets it for me. A mischievous elf about to do something elfish. Also appreciate your honesty; yeah, sure, we do like to make/take pictures of ourselves. We are curious beings. Funny how some people are photogenic. Not me, that’s for certain.
Thank you for the kind words on my blog. Btw, I really liked ‘Rhinestone Treasures’, though it’s quite different than the rest of your work. Fantastic detail. Self-portrait on the medallion? I see you’ve used yourself in several of your pictures. Why not – at least you don’t have to ask anyone for permission.

Cheers!
Son of Incogneato

nina seven said...

Thank you, Candace, for your comment. This looks like it is going to be fun..can't wait to see it all colored! I like your photo, too. My daughter is constantly taking photos of herself, it's a great way to try out different expressions!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Pretty cute!

Rrramone said...

Hey you, with those eyes, don't you think we should trade links? I'm adding you now. :-)