Not sure how I feel about the way this painting turned out. I was experimenting with layers of acrylic paint applied with palette knife, to build up the colors which allows to them to seemingly float over each other rather than blending. It was done for Calypso Moon Artist Sept. challenge where the painter must submit a self-portrait (painted from a mirror not a photo) done in vibrant primary colors. I am older than what I painted myself to look like - didn't do it on purpose - maybe it's a subconscious image I have of myself. I am always surprised to see an older person staring back out at me from a mirror. Sometimes I even wonder what my mother is doing in there... in any event this is how I feel - young and immersed in the colors of Life.
I am not a portrait artist but would like to learn, in the mean time I will continue to experiment with different techniques, including this one.
8"x10" acrylic on canvas