Self Portrait with Red Tie
Oil on wood Panel
24" x 20"
I've been painting although busy with other activities as well. So I have not posted for a time.
After doing several other family members I decided to try one of myself. Painting others is different for several reasons. When looking in a mirror I see a 'mirror image' so it is reversed from what others see, but photos are reversed from what I usually see.
It was an adventure. I changed my plans about the level of finish and detail as the painting developed, so that was interesting.
I like it and Oscar indicates that it is great, while Lori wants a big toothy grin or at least a smile. Curiously portrait paintings from a century or two ago very seldom had a smile. Only with the advent of photographs did every start to say 'Smile' for a portrait.
I felt that the balance was good