Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Self Portrait Challenge - Portrait of an Artist

I just took part in gritty jane's self portrait challenge.  A few artists also just did their own rendition of a picture she had up on her fb page.   I thought it would be fun to incorporate two other artists that I am friends with into my self portrait.  This is me with Janine Parr Heifetz and Gritty Jane . I think we all influence each other and spark each other's creativity.  Plus you know I love the three graces! 

Somebody commented on my fb page that I captured our inner children.  My women often come out very young.  I wonder if maybe it is my inner child that is painting?  Maybe she is just the one that needs it the most.

It was a lot of fun doing this painting.  I felt like they were there with me.  Smiling, sipping coffee, encouraging. .....
I use my wedding photos a lot for material - simply because that is what I have the most of in way of recent pictures. This is not really the best photo of me but I liked the stance and the shadows.


  1. Wonderful ! You captured ' You' perfectly ! I also like to see other types of people in your art, as most of your paintings have the same lovely woman in them. This expands the different women you could paint in your paintings, their expressions, their different skin tones , etc. Thanks for sharing, very , very good artwork, Gina

  2. Oh, how much do I love this?! As soon as I came here without reading, I recognized Jane and YOU!! I Love Janine's art also, but I don't know what she looks like, but she did have a self portrait of herself at the bottom of a coffee mug. I want to be one of you guys when I grow up :)

  3. I think you already are Diane! :) And yes Gina this painting really 'opened me up.'