The first challenge was to paint a picture of another person that reflects who they are and their personality. For this challenge, I decided to do a self portrait instead. Not so much a picture of me as a picture of me surrounded by the the things that interest me.
I'm not sure this piece stands on it's own without explanation but it does include me (painted from a photo and very abstracted) as well as the ideas and experiences that I'm involved in (at the moment any way). I used some mixed media (sailing charts & maps with the words of the countries on them) and I tried to bring the viewer into the painting from the lower left corner and take them through the painting before sending them out at the upper right.
Still working on my composition skills so let me know if it works for you!
Now it's your turn - send me a link to your self portrait and I'll include it in a future post!
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