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Self Portrait

Most artists attempt to portray themselves in one or more self portraits during their careers.
These portraits do more than simply show us what the artists look like.
They often reveal the artists' personalities, interests and life styles.

I added a little bit of green (complementary color) in my hair and shirt to take the heat off this painting, but to keep the warmth of the portrait.
I also dragged some cadmium yellow dark from the background in my shirt.

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Elizabeth Scarborough 30 Mar 2011

You have a beautiful way of expressing yourself with color, I like seeing the work in progress.

Artist Reply: Thank you so much for your comment and compliment Elizabeth! ~Love and Light, Olga

tim linville 08 Jan 2011

Timeless Pose...Once again,You Prove True Art.I like the Work in Progress Aspect,as well.

Sue Clinker 12 Aug 2010

Beautiful portrait ... and the WIP pictures are amazing

Artist Reply: Thanks Sue! I've the portrait hanging in the entrance of my studio!

John Cappello 22 May 2010

To view a Masterwork of such eminent significance, is a rare privilege.Sensational! I'm swept up in your forte of clever Artful ability, Inspirational, intricately captured. First Rate!

Jose P Villegas 04 Feb 2010

Nice selfportrait!!! Congratulations...