12 x 16
Oil on Raymar Panel
I am in my new studio now and have been working very hard getting it set up the way I want...getting things put in places that give me a smooth work process. The first thing I painted was a small "Charlie Chaplin" piece. I also have 4 large Military Spouse paintings in the works at various stages of development. When I want to take a break and paint something that is no pressure, pure fun, I paint a selfie. Sometime I use photos, sometimes I paint from life...this was a combination. I had a picture that I really liked but needed to check my features in a mirror to get more detail. Especially my nose...I do have a bulbous nose! hahaha!
I purchased a full length mirror for my studio so I can check out features whenever I want. It helps with figurative work also. Sometimes a photo reference can be blurry or I just want to change something about a composition so I use the mirror for reference.
So now that I have finished my "fun" selfie...back to work!