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Self Portrait with Trevor

Self-portrait with Trevor

I’m not crazy about this one, but I’m ready to call it done. It was mostly painted for practice, since I haven’t painted many people recently. And it’s a reminder why I love painting animals. There’s no egos involved. I don’t want to paint the skin folds on my chin and neck. But skin folds are adorable on a pug or boxer or bloodhound or bulldog. Lucky little furballs. ;)

The reference photo wasn’t a good choice.  Trevor’s face, and mine, were at odd angles, and I had to amp up the shadows a bit, since the original pic was taken with a flash. Flash tends to wash out shadows. Natural lighting is best, since it has more depth.

Painted in 2013, acrylic on canvas board, 11×14.

Reference photo.

Reference photo.

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Self-Portrait: Hippie Chick


I had a thing for retro in college and wore a lot of sixties and seventies clothing, like this funky tunic. I hated painting hands, so I made sure to include on in this portrait. Painted around 1994. Oil on board, 11×14.

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Self Portrait with Plunging Neckline


Another painting from college,circa 1993-94. Not sure why I decided not to wear a shirt under that vest. Oil on board, 8×12.

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Self-Portrait in Costume

Self-Portrait in my colonial era Halloween costume, circa 1993. Oil on board 16×32

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