Monday, 11 January 2010

Me, Me, Me


I did another couple of self portraits in oil pastels on Sunday afternoon.


I like this one best. It's less 'faffy' than before. I think you'll agree too, that I have shaved a good 10 years off my previous age (though I look more grumpy).

I did this next one first (if you see what I mean), and I wasn't so pleased with it, but John says it captures more of 'me', so I thought I'd show you it:

Definitely an axe-murderer stare though: I look as though I'm trying to decide how best to dispose of the body...

13 comments:

granny grimble said...

The first one is definitely the 'you' I know and love. If John thinks the second one is more you, then I suppose that depend on how many times you tell hin 'You ARE the weakest link'!

Thomas Taylor said...

These are great, Lynne. And the one at the top even manages to avoid the infamous I'm-drawing-myself stare:)

Mechelle Harrison said...

Very nice self portrait.

What does faffy mean?

Lynne Chapman said...

Thanks guys. 'Faffy' as in 'faffing about' - unnecessary fuss.

Mundo Mundaca said...

Super COOL..I love!

Jessie said...

I can see what he means but I like the simplicity of the top one and the hand is fantastic! :)

Mary Jane said...

The top one is my favourite. The second is great but the clean simplicity of the first appeals to me more.

Lynne Chapman said...

Yes, I preferred the simplicity too. The hand was a right battle though, so I'm glad you think it works ok Jessie!

granny grimble said...

How do you draw your right hand if you are right handed?

Lynne Chapman said...

It's in the mirror, silly!! LOL

granny grimble said...

Just testing Ha! Ha!

Serena said...

I love them both and can't pick a fave. I LOVE the various colours you have used to great effect! I'm almost tempted to dig out my oil pastels and have a play ~ :)

Ira Robbins said...

These are terrific. Especially the second one.