Another self portrait

On this one I actually used paint!!!  I printed a photo of myself onto watercolor paper, but I forgot to set the ink from the printer prior to painting....so had some smearing.  I let that dry, then went over everything with Shiva oil sticks. That step saved the day. Now after it's all dry, I'll go back in and do some shading, although without the smile and frown lines I look sooooooooo much younger.  You know what.........I'm gonna leave it like this.
It's who I am, not how I look........better yet, young is how I feel!!!!!

4 comments:

wanda miller said...

oh gloria, this is smashing...it is just done to perfection! i love so much the expression and how you performed this. i shall giver 'er a try this weekend. i love how different our styles are but how much i love yours!!! xo

wanda miller said...

when i came here again to write to you...i smiled and almost laughed out loud seeing this again...i am so in love with this attitude you captured in yourself..it is truly awesome.
and yes doll face...that is so interesting that we were thinking along the same lines...i appreciate your words you just left on my flicker, gloria and you must know full well how sincere my retorts to you were also. i don't see anybody else's work, looking like yours...and that is so special, on top of it being FANTASTIC! sometimes, i have to tweak my painting midstream because i don't want it looking like EVERYBODY else's. richard took a pic of me this a.m. with my glasses on so i could try painting them. ohhhh...this should be good. love you, wanda

joanne said...

this is so incredibly beautiful... i am just so in love with the look of those Shiva oil sticks (i hope i can get some to try soon)... and in your hands those oil sticks have brought this portrait to incredible life... i LOVE your eyes... actually i love everything about this piece...

Joyce♥Mrs.Sew+So said...

Yeah !!!! and this is exactly how I feel as well, I am 47 now, but inside I feel soooo much younger, I wonder if it ever changes...I remember my grandmother saying that she always saw a girl in the mirror when she looked at herself. And I must say that that twinlkle in her eye never went away. ♥