Monday, February 22, 2010

A Finished Self-portrait

I scanned this one in sections, then joined them with success, so the colors are a fairly close representation of the original. (Wish I had a bigger scanner—and printer.)
I have an idea of what I want to paint next, and it’s a rather intense piece. Unfortunately, I’ve fallen behind on a few things, one of which is my querying, (not to mention all the other blogs I’ve been neglecting). So, I’ll take a brief reprieve, clean my house, catch up on some mundane stuff, do some reading, and get back at it…
…hmmm…a nautical scene, perhaps?


  1. My goodness, young lady,,this takes the cake..:)

  2. Thank you, Glen. Now if I can get the lady in the portrait to earn her keep and maybe clean the house!

  3. Fantastic portrait Bridget! Nice job on the colours, the scanned image gives a much better representation. So, how many days did this one take?

    Nautical sounds good. Are you considering a scene from SfaS! :)

  4. Thanks, Deb. Todd likes it too.

    This took 6 days, but I didn't get much else done. Then next project will no doubt take a bit longer, and yes, it would fit well with SfaS. It's one of Doug Woods' images.

  5. Wow, you're not only incredibly good, you're also incredibly fast.

  6. I think I'm more obsessive than fast, and it's not that big...

    ...but thanks, Bane, I can't say I don't like hearing such an incredibly nice comment!

  7. This is my first visit to your site and I'm not an artist but I think this is really good. I was even more impressed when I scrolled down and saw the actual picture you were working from. Wow!

    I saw in your more recent postings that you wanted to write and paint. Have you considered writing children's books? That is writing that allows for both. Just a thought...

  8. Robin, thank you for stopping by! I appreciate your kind words—truly.

    To be honest, I’ve never seriously entertained the idea of writing and illustrating a book of any sort. Separately, I feel as if I can manage both (albeit, I feel more confident about my painting), but synchronizing them might multiply the pressure of doing both really well, sucking the fun right out of them.

    ...On the other hand, if I did it just for fun (no expectation of publication)—who knows...I just might enjoy it!


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