Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Self Portrait (Challenge Painting)


Oil on 1/8" Gessoboard. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

Here is the next challenge painting. This time it was my turn to choose the subject. I wanted to pick something I haven't painting in years...self portrait. I picked a pose that didn't show my receding hair line.

13 comments:

Maureen said...

ok can anyone join in, in this self portrait painting?

rahina qh said...

Great angle and portrait and your comment made me laugh....:))r.

Jala Pfaff said...

Fantastic job!

Shirley Peters said...

Wow, all of these portraits are good. You have a very talented group. (I'm with Maureen... is it a closed group?)

Marie Fox said...

Mike, your self-portrait is very evocative and wonderfully original in concept. As always, I'm wild about your brush work and colors. Really a terrific response to our challenge. Thank you for coming up with this subject. I think it made us all reach inside our creative selves more than usual.

Gwen Bell said...

Great portrait and I love the unique perspective.

Michael Naples said...

Thanks for all the nice comments. To Maureen and Shirley, i think our group is capped right now but you may contact Diana Moses-Botkin about possibly joining. She is the group's creator.

PAT MEYER -- said...

The composition is compelling. What where you thinking in this self portrait. PatMeyerdailypainter.blogspot.com

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

Mike your painting is truly magnificent. Few colors yet so complex. Love it!

Grigory Lozinsky said...

Wonderful blog!!!

Call me aRt. said...

You chose a challenging angle (right up the nose, as it were). Nicely done though! These are all great.

Dean Grey said...

Great close-up, Mike!

The unique angle and contrasting colors are what make this self-portrait shine!

I hear ya about the receding hairline. I think mine's starting to go too! But I'm still in the denial stage. (^_^)

-Dean

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