Smee: My First Self Portrait

Smee: My First Self Portrait

Hello smee. Like it .

Thanks Sylvia.

I like it a lot! I couldn't have guessed it's your first self-portrait. It's too good for a first one :)

Posted on Sun 18 Mar 17:08:26

That's a good selfie Linda, you don't look shifty at all ( unlike mine)

That’s fabulous, Linda.

Thank you Ibolya, Marjorie and Ellen. Your comments are very much appreciated.

You don't look as though you need a shave , Linda. Lovely portrait. Something I could never do.

Yes you can Seth. Just have to try!

You've chosen that rather strange khaki colour that creeps in to the Canson range, and yes, the reverse doesn't give you that regular pattern that is visible on the front side. Having said all that, it's not a bad attempt Linda.

Thank you for your comment Alan.

A lovely pastel painting Linda, I like the complexion colours.

Thanks Carole. Rembrandt Soft pastels and a touch of Derwent pastel pencils.

The paper is not suitable for pastel Linda. A bit of acrylic mixed with pumice powder is super primer as the pastel then grips the surface.

I will remember that John, and stop buying purpose made pastel paper. This is Canson Mi Teintes, 50% cotton paper. I'm going to have to paint over the rest of the pad!

Are you sure this is your first??? I think it's great, I shall remember John's tip, too. I cannot get on with pastel paper either!!!

Thanks Thalia.

That's so good Linda! What lovely green eyes you have. You have done a remarkable job with your first selfie.

Lovely portrait - wonderful for a first go.

Thanks Maureen. I've done loads of portraits, but never a selfie before.

Thanks to you Margaret too.

Hello Smee! You have gorgeous green eyes Linda, it’s a terriic portrait.

Thank you Fiona. - It's the Celtic blood that does it.

Hang on Studio Wall

Quizzically looking into the shaving mirror I sketched this. I had forgotten how much I hate this Canson paper as it does not take many layer of pastel. I also forgot that many use the reverse side of the paper. Wish it had been a darker shade too.

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Linda Wilson

Since retiring from a career in education and training management, I returned to art after a gap of 40 years. Now I travel was much as I can with my husband and take an enormous amount of photographs, some of which I use as reference photos. Meanwhile, I take a weekly course in portraiture and…

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