Tuesday, February 3, 2009
My self portrait for January (ok, I'm a few days late), is called "Soften My Vision". This idea came to me while doing taxes, marketing plans, etc. I realized that I was being hard on myself, and looking only at where I thought I should be, instead of how far I'd come. So I decided to paint my portrait from life, using the mirror, without my glasses. It softened my vision of the woman I saw in the mirror. It was a nice feeling! As a side note, it was an interesting exercise to smile at myself for a few hours while I painted this! We should all smile at ourselves more, I think. This painting is 12"x12", Acrylic on Canvas, $295.