Saturday, May 7, 2011


8x10 Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel
Self Portrait No. 1

The above self portrait was painted for this week's DPW challenge.  And, believe me, it was a challenge!   In some ways it is nice that I don't have a double chin, but I have to say that it doesn't look exactly like me.  Oh well .... it's good practice and clearly I need to do more self portraits.  There are some really good portraits posted on the DPW site so I hope you will take a look.  Thanks, Carol for another fantastic challenge!

My self portrait to the right was done just because .......  Why the crown?  Long story short, my grandchildren address me as "Your Majesty."  I am the Queen of Everything and I have the t-shirt to prove it!  I don't require that they bow when they see me.  After all they are family!  :-)


  1. nice work, Linda...I haven't done many self portraits that look like me, so I understand the problem. It looks like a couple of good paintings, I love the crown!

  2. Very nicely done Linda! You are one lucky grandma!

  3. Je vous félicite pour cet auto-portrait... ce n'est pas simple du tout un tel travail! et jamais aisé de le montrer... Toutefois celui avec la couronne me fait penser au "Petit Prince" d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
    Gros bisous à vous ma chère.

  4. You are brave to tackle this challenge! I think this is a nice job...I like how you handled the light on the background. It makes the painting very interesting. You did a great job on the face, too. Good job on the values. I like this, Linda!

  5. Hello, Your Majesty...I really like your crowned and uncrowned portraits, but always think of you with a smile on your face :) nice work!

  6. lovely painting linda! i love the placement on the canvas as well. well done your majesty!

  7. Linda , your self portraits may not look like you, but I like them a lot, specially the first one, very well done.

  8. Cute... I can see a distinct likeness.


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