Sunday, May 31, 2009

Portrait of Myself


(7x11)
(Or, Portrait of Self with Botox: the top lip got a little too full! I have what I think of as the characteristically Irish thin upper lip. Also gave myself more flesh and fewer wrinkles.)



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13 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Oh, I almost missed this one! But reading down the Whitman poem, I see this beauty staring at me. Whether it looks exactly like you or not doesn't matter. It's a wonderful portrait - you should enter it in the david lobenberg portrait challenge for June at his site!

A Brush with Color said...

I almost missed it, too, Laura! This is wonderful! You look calm here, which is how I imagine you to be, I think! Very lovely!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laura,

My you are gorgeous -- whether your lip is bigger or not. Your eyes are huge and magnificent. Love this.

Take care,

Barbara

HeartFire said...

That's a really nice portrait, very lovely you are! You're inspiring me to post one of mine...

Ruth said...

Beautiful. There's a look of imp in you.

True?

Sharon said...

What a sweet, pensive portrait. And I'm with you on removing whatever offends the image in the mirror! :)

Watercolorist said...

Now you are going to have to put up a picture of yourself for us to compare. It doesn't matter anyway - I always admired painters who do portraits because they are so difficult. Not only getting the likeness but the right skin tone. It's a lovely portrait.
Jean

laura said...

Attempting a self=portrait is fascinating. Is it me? What is "me"?
I took some pix of myself today--in the interest of honesty--but they all came out so awful I couldn't post them (I think taking a picture of yourself with the camera held at arm's length is distorting; at least I hope so!). But I'll post one soon...
I have been described (all my life) as "pixie-ish," but I'd prefer to be an "imp"--sounds much more naughty!

shicat said...

Really nice portraits. Walt is looking good and so are you. I painted Walt too. I couldn't resist the photo of Walt on Ruth's blog. My Walt is not as complete as yours. Really nice Laura.

Brent Perkins said...

Well executed portraits of Mr Whitman, and a lovely one of yourself.

Cathy Gatland said...

I've missed a few posts suddenly! This is a beautiful self-portrait - I'll pass on the same quote that Rama Hughes at The Portrait Party gave to me..."it's the artist's prerogative to take liberties with her self-portrait" -Griffin & Sabine. Love the Whitman ones too - especially the top one.

rorlandi said...

hi pal, there you are, a regular little Dickens ;)

truerecord said...

Celebrate yourself, and sing yourself,
And what I assume you shall assume

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