Self Portrait

by Tina Perry
(Eureka Springs, AR)

16x20 acrylic

16x20 acrylic

16x20 Acrylic on canvas. I wanted to do a self portrait because I never have before, but I wanted it to be different too. I was inspired by the work of Vanessa Bell, Virgina Wolf's sister. On the special features of the movie "The Hours" (Which by the way is a great movie.) It shows some of the painting of Mrs. Bell.

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I like this
by: Anonymous

This is the neatest most unusual portrait that I have seen. Penny USA

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very interesting
by: Anonymous

I like it - haven't seen all that much impressionism done in this medium.

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Thanks Phil
by: Tina Perry

Hi Phil, Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I think I did capture a likeness. Actually, more than I really wanted. I wanted it to be a bit more abstract. Of course, my friends and family loved it (I ‘m not sure they would say so if they didn’t. lol) and I did have it in a show over labor day weekend and got good response. I’m still learning and maybe I’ll get to produce bigger and better works. Thanks again. Tina

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Crisp
by: Todd

It looks like pointillism or impressionism to me. Some people may feel cheated since you left your facial features vague. I think I understand why. I've thought about doing a self-portrait using my reflection in a TV to show form while letting me remain incognito. I think you are modest. Nevertheless, I can still imagine you are attractive and just don't want to boast.

I can tell this by the outline of the face, and the placement of your facial features. You don't have to apologize or be embarrassed about being good looking.

Also, I like the way you modeled the outline of your face and jacket by breaking them up with different tones. It helps the figure blend in with the background. I'd like to see another self-portrait with at least a little more detail in your facial features, just enough to let us know you have a secret without revealing exactly what that secret is.

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Nice Portrait
by: Phil

Tina, I like this because as you say it's different. I actually find it a bit haunting - not that it's a bad thing - due to the lack of facial features. Do you feel you have caught a likeness? What do other people who know you think? It takes skill to be able to produce quite an abstract piece like this and portray a likeness so if you feel you've achieved that give yourself a pat on the back! I would like to see a little less stippling on th face - perhaps more like the hair which seems less harsh. Otherwise this shows real creativity. Well done!



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Self Portrait.
by: Mops

Hi Tina:
Not sure if this is an abstract or an impressionist painting. The general outline is representational. I love the textures, especially in the blouse but the face really bothers me.....a lot! Makes me think of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.There is a suggestion of pain and sadness in the face. Just my thoughts.
Mops

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