But, the truth is we always have ourselves for exploring, and practicing.
All I need is a mirror and a medium. Plus - it is kind of fun to do self portraits.
I extended this to a portrait of Alice Neel, one my favs as far as portrait artists go.
What did I learn?
I learned that (reminded actually) pastels are so versatile. I am in love.
Also, that I do better with a limited palette for painting, and to use as few
strokes as possible, or I muddy up my paintings pretty fast. Trish
Moi (pastel on Arches watercolor paper) detail and full
Alice Neel (Oil ) full and detail