pages

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Self Portrait

.........
This is a second time that I have done a self portrait; first one was about three years ago!
The reference photo was taken by my husband in summers.I always thought it was too strong,too close- as I tried to stare into the setting sun....But today as I thumbed for subjects, I came across this one and thought- "why not!"
Today being cloudy and dull, the photo didn't come out great; sorry about that.
Watercolor on A4 sized cold pressed paper

25 comments:

  1. I know that I keep saying this, but your work is stunning. You have an amazing sense of light. A career in art is difficult, but if anyone deserves it, you do.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Arti, this is brilliant! I completely agree with JB's comment.

    ReplyDelete
  3. arti, this is spectacular for so many reasons! it's beautifully painted, your expression, your eyes, i feel as if i know you better from this painting than from your profile photo! and after i tore myself away from the face, eyes, hair and background, i got happily lost in the stripes of your blouse!! BRAVO! ONE OF YOUR VERY BEST EVER!

    ReplyDelete
  4. fabulous work arti! love that expression in ur eyes....u have painted that beautifully!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a beautiful self-portrait Arti!! Wonderful shadowing in the face...love the purple reflections!! And the blouse!!! Bravo! I love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. awesome :)...u have captured expressions perfectly..:)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Suzanne ,this must be the best compliment that I ever received..thank you so much!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you Veda, Hilda and aparna

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful, Arti! And I am dying to know what you were thinking about when the original photo was taken. You look like you know something the rest of us do not!

    ReplyDelete
  10. The portrait is great.. A good composition too. Some credit for the photographer...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful self portrait Arti! I really like your expression. Congratulations to you and to your husband for the nice photo. Ciao!

    ReplyDelete
  12. You are a superb portrait artist, but I also loved your boat!

    ReplyDelete
  13. :) Sherry all I remember now is that it was a beautiful afternoon and I was happy when this picture was taken!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Tony you are so right, its the masterful photo that has provided me with the opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks and great to see you here, Liz.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thank you Tito... my husband is good at taking photos!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Excellent portrait Arti ! this close-up is fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Arti,
    Very nicely done, and the expression is a killer.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I don't know what happened but I cannot see the comment I wrote to you. Anyway, I just wanted to congratulate on the excellent close-up. I like the colour of the stripes reciprocated in the shadow. Congratulation to the photographer. Great shot! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thank you Lydie, Mariano..I am thrilled!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thank Anna, your comment means a lot :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very nice blog... I like ur drawing too... Visit mine :
    www.scorpioxswordautonomy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Je connais la difficulté de l'autoportrait pour un peintre. C'est l'un des exercices les plus difficiles à réussir.
    Celui-ci est superbement réussi.
    Bravo,

    Roger

    ReplyDelete