Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I have done collage self-portraits, but not in a while, and I'd like to get back to them. I may do this as a project for my Monday night class, though I'll see if it appeals to the students. We're on a roll with foam core collage and painting next week. Self portraits can be intimidating, but they are really fun to do in a group. I would love to hear from readers who do self-portraits and hear your thoughts on the subject! The three self-portraits pictured here all come from one photograph. It could feel like cheating to start with a photograph, but I'm not going to go there. It seemed like a good place to start. The bottom image I simply printed out in black and white, and painted over it in bright oil pastels. Also a good way to start. We'll see where this goes!