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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Inspire Me Thursday - self portrait

This is my very first attempt at a self portrait. It's an acrylic painting on 8x10 canvas. It's nice to try new things, so thank you Inspire Me Thursday for just that: the inspiration.

18 comments:

andrea said...

Ohhh you did such a fab job. I am super impressed. I love your other work too.
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Laini Taylor said...

Nice! I haven't done a self-portrait since art school - I always found it such a weird and disconcerting thing to do, and I could NOT get a likeness for love or money. At the time though I was trying to draw realistically and I've moved away from that, so maybe I'd have more fun now.

karen said...

Kel, I love it!
Ralph and I have been doing lots of photos lately, and I have so much trouble looking at myself in pictures. Maybe I should play around with a self-portraits, looking at myself in different ways, or how I'd like to be seen.
I love that you've been so creative lately. It's totally inspiring.

Contessa Kris said...

Kelly - the self portrait is just beautiful! I wish I had your talent in watercoloring. WOW! Fabulous job!

Bearuh said...

That is really good! its cute!

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Kristin said...

I love it just like the others! You have a knack for capturing details especially in the eyes. I look at them and totally see you. P.s. hope ya enjoy my not as creative "self portrait! hehehe.

Lu said...

i think your portrait is great. they are not easy to do.

Roxanna said...

Do you notice in yoga that when you look at your face in the mirror it is not symmetrical...one side is more squished than the other, maybe your eyelid droops a little more than one etc?? Why is our heart on one side of our body more than the other? Internally & externally we are ever so slightly lopsided (most of us that is). I have been thinking a lot about this and your self portrait inspired me!! I really like the colors you use and that your art inspired me to verbalize...Roxanna

cheryl said...

This is SO beautiful! I love the colors you chose and the eyes are to inviting. Just lovely!

carla said...

I really like the open exuberance of your face - big eyes, full mouth, red hair. The whole composition is warm and inviting...good job:>

la vie en rose said...

this is gorgeous!!! you did a great job!

Ellen said...

This is a wonderful self-portrait! You've got a great blog, wonderful photos, and fantastic art!
Ellen

steph (Khya) said...

Nice, great colors, good job!

gkgirl said...

wow...
great job...
:)

annax said...

I love it! It is so expressive and well done!

Turquoise CRO said...

Sooo BRIGHT! Hi! I am Cinda Rae, is your name all connected or is it Kelly Rae? Anyway, you did a SUPER job and if you haven't seen it yet, it is posted at Inspire Me Thursday! Bravo!!!

Brandi said...

Adorable! I love the colors. Very bright and full of life, I can definately see those qualities in your other photos! Brandi

Squishykittie said...

what did you write on the canvas and what did you do the lettering with? It looks awesome!





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