12" x 16"
pastel on velour paper
Karen Hargett completed a recent self-portrait on her blog, that she did as participation in an art challenge found here. It is called "Following the Masters" by Michelle Burnett. (She posts the submissions when she gets to it, so check back to see if mine was added later.)
I decided I was ready for this challenge. I have done MANY self portraits lately - lacking correct likeness, but this one is THE ONE of TWO that really DO look like me - the other one being one I did in college many years ago. The rimless eyeglasses were interesting, as they created some highlights on the skin from the lenses. I did some weight loss tricks...I could stand to lose a few. Wish it was that easy.
Now I see what I CAN look like - if (and when) I do. That's called "artistic license", right? HA!
Ooops, I see a little piece under the nose, that didn't get worked. Will post the correction later.