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Self portrait first attempt

Self portrait first attempt


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  • Well done Paul. Good attempt at a young you.

    Posted by Jim Morris on Sat 10 Feb 09:33:53
  • You are braver than me as I've never tried to do a selfie!! I can see you've changed a little bit! We all have to start somewhere after all. I've just been reading your blurb about yourself and I totally agree with you about the pretentions of the art world. I draw and paint as a hobby and I do it my way, it may be the wrong way but I don't care! Happy painting Paul.

    Posted by Margaret Beynon on Sat 10 Feb 11:22:37
  • Many thanks Jim and Margaret for your kind comments. Margaret we are all issued with a lifetime non expiring artistic licence that we can use at anytime. More importantly I believe the whole point of amateur art is enjoyment and if that enjoyment ends then it’s time to flind something else to do. Having said that constructive criticism is a different thing altogether in my view and that can be helpful if your really struggling with a particular format. For me the pretentious are the ones who are not prepared to come down to our level of work they just believe they are the only way and at some festivals I’ve attended there are some of those types. Each to their own but it can be off putting for beginners who can be intimidated thinking they will never be good enough

    Posted by Paul Hardy on Sat 10 Feb 11:34:33
  • I’m just venturing into portraiture Paul and I’m finding very difficult, certainly a challenge! I think you’ve done a super job here....keep going.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Sat 10 Feb 12:39:54
  • Excellent first attempt, Paul you looked a cheeky chappie. Don’t stop, keep at it.

    Posted by Ellen Mooney on Sat 10 Feb 13:04:41
  • Great and brave start to portraiture. So agree with your comments. Kindred spirit.

    Posted by Thalia Stones on Sat 10 Feb 13:15:57
  • Ellen I still am a cheeky chappie lol
    Thank you all for your very kind comments much appreciated

    Posted by Paul Hardy on Sat 10 Feb 13:22:15