Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Our long term project for the semester was to do a painting from life,
working on it over many weeks.

I chose to do a self portrait
(so my subject would always be available.)

Self Portrait 
11 x 14 oil 

Painting yourself is an eye opening process,
and this is the final version after many attempts.
Looking at yourself in a mirror for hours on end
certainly leads to self-discovery!

"Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face,
or what's behind it?"
Pablo Picasso

Happy Holidays everyone!
I'll see you in 2016!

6 weeks old  


  1. Excellent , Nancy. I'd know you anywhere...and what a cutie Nico is.

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  3. The painting is excellent. It certainly resembles you...but perhaps after eating 20 buttered biscuits, after removing your hat Grand ma ma.
    It is good proud of your leaps and bounds with drawing and painting. Merry X-mas from SF and see you next year XXXXOOOO