Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Self Portrait

Self Portrait
Acrylic painting on 5 x 7 inch wrapped canvas

Well, I didn't set out to paint a self portrait. Actually, in my sketch (yes, I even sketched this first) this was going to be a portrait of a boy. Except that when I painted his eyes, I realized that he looks a good bit like me - a younger me! Definitely not a boy! Do you think so, too?

I really like how the canvas shows through, although it is harder to paint in details or do anything with a pencil on canvas. But I do like the resulting look - very different again. Something has definitely changed with my paintings. Loving it!!!

Thank you so much for your encouragement on my last painting. It is so much fun to share this with you all!!

35 comments:

  1. Silke, It is definitely you!! And it's fabulous! The detail is the best that I've seen of your art so far! :-)

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  2. She's wonderful Silke! I see YOU in her, no doubt! It's so fun watching your technique change and grow over the past 2 years. It's a joy to be included in your journey :) Thanks also for your answer regarding the OWOH info. I need to put together a giveaway item and get busy!! Looks fun!

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  3. Amazing Silke, that is an incredible likeness of yourself and a superb painting...definitely one of your best "women" paintings.

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  4. Beautiful! and I love the way the canvas looks through the pencil!

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  5. Absolutely amazing - and I am in awe of your extreme talent! Thank you so much for sharing with us out here in the blogoshere :)

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  6. Yep, my dear, that is YOU!
    Do you realize how much you have grown and moved forward in a short amount of time with your work? It is fun to see the progress.
    I like the stark look of unfilled canvas~~many times those turn out to be the best ones. They just have that extra something....

    XXOO~~♥
    Anne

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  7. At first glance of the painting on facebook I thought, "It's Silke!" You nailed it--especially the eyes. It's beautiful!

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  8. I see you...you're definitely changing and evolving.
    It's wonderful to see the progress within your work!
    HUGS
    Char.x

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  9. OMG, Silke, that looks exactly like you! It's astonishing.
    Gee, I bet you can have some interesting conversations with her!

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  10. It definitely is YOU! Good work! Have a great day.

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  11. Silke I LOVE this!! It is a great self portrait! And I love the texture of the canvas coming through with the light colors you used! It is great to see your art evolve! :)

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  12. Fabulous Silke..It carries a powerful inner spirit....such strength and yet serene-gentleness! I love this s-p!! Rock on!!You are beautiful!

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  13. Yes that looks really like a teenage- Silke.
    Beautiful done.
    es ist nicht einfach sich selber zu malen. Ich glaub man sieht sich immer anders als Andere das tun.
    Liebe
    grüße
    Janine

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  14. Such a lovely self portrait! The texture of the canvas really adds to the beauty of this piece. Gorgeous, dahling!

    Gwynnie

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  15. Silke..beautiful!!!

    Blessings...
    xoxo Gert

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  16. Sie sieht dir sehr ähnlich. Sehr hübsch.
    LG Sabine

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  17. Oh WOW! It's YOU! Definitely, most definitely NOT a boy! Very beautiful, and I love the blue hues on the right side.

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  18. To make it a true self portrait, however, perhaps you should add a great big cuppa. Or a yummy pastry. Mmmmmmm ;D

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  19. Definitely looks like you! I am so impressed with all of your artwork posted on this blog . . . just haven't told you so lately.

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  20. Liebe Silke,

    Note: Sehr gut.

    Alles Liebe
    Angela und Elisabeth

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  21. Definitely you! Gorgeous painting! Hugs, Gunilla

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  22. Yes! It really does look like you. I sometimes end up drawing myself even when I'm trying not to! I expect it's because it's the face I'm the most familiar with? I don't know! xx

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  23. The energy shifts continue -- how exciting! This is a lovely piece. I guess I've always thought they were all self-portraits in a way. It seems to me that you use your art as a way to explore yourself.

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  24. Ich hab beim ersten Blick gedacht, das ist Silke! Grandios. geworden.

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  25. stunning.

    the simplicity is amazing.

    it is you, silke. now my very favorite of all.

    you are in grad school now....

    love
    kj

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  26. I thought I glimpsed this yesterday on your side bar! It's a super likeness, well done Silke!

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  27. Just beautiful Silke, what a good idea, a self portrait!

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  28. Thank you, thank you!! You make me blush and laugh and feel so lucky... Love, Silke

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  29. :) YESSSS, it's you and it's absolutely beautiful! And so are you!

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  30. very nice, I like the use of subtle colors

    you are so productive! I can barely finish even one piece

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  31. WOW! This is just amazing. Great work, Silke. :) Theresa

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  32. stunning silke. the color pallet once again is amazing and the texture makes it very interesting. you pegged you alright, a very deep expression too. this one is my favorite of yours so far!
    xo

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  33. This absolutely IS a self portrait - oh my goodness this is totally YOU! I love this photo - what an incredible likeness - does Daniel think so? Great job - even if you did not mean it to be YOU!!

    Vicki

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