Maria at 61
8 x 8
Oil on Raymar Panel
Happy Birthday to me!!!
I like painting self portraits. It is a great time for experimentation and I am a convenient model since I am always there. To celebrate my 61st birthday I decided to paint a quick self portrait...and right off the heels of my 30 in 30 artists portraits I felt the timing was good. For those of you who think I paint myself too harshly (Mom) I do it as an exercise to help me learn. I am constantly trying new colors, color combinations, brushes, strokes and styles and this is the perfect time to try new things.
Every decade of my life has been monumental in some way. I don't remember an age I did not like. Every age has its challenges...but the benefits far outweigh any obstacles.
So...here I go Maria at 61...Happy Birthday to me!!!