oil on panel
Thank you Leslie Saeta for hosting a 30 in 30 painting challenge. This challenge really kept me motivated to paint. I love painting but working on my BFA can make getting in the studio a challenge. A girl has to maintain her GPA! Right?
Self portrait set up
I purchased a 12 x 12" mirror tile from Lowes and then taped a sturdy piece of cardboard to the back of the mirror for added durability. For a face forward self portrait, I attached the mirror to my easel with a clamp on the upper right hand corner of the mirror. The lower left corner of the mirror rests on the easel's left support bar. For a three quarter view portrait, I set the mirror on my still life stand to the left of the easel. Either way, I find it very challenging to mix appropriate colors and values. I need to make this a weekly habit. Bare with me, please!