Inspire Me Thursday – self portrait

Feb 27, 2006 | Life in Progress

This is my very first attempt at a self portrait. It’s an acrylic painting on 8×10 canvas. It’s nice to try new things, so thank you Inspire Me Thursday for just that: the inspiration.

Sending much love,

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  1. Squishykittie

    what did you write on the canvas and what did you do the lettering with? It looks awesome!

  2. Brandi

    Adorable! I love the colors. Very bright and full of life, I can definately see those qualities in your other photos! Brandi

  3. Turquoise CRO

    Sooo BRIGHT! Hi! I am Cinda Rae, is your name all connected or is it Kelly Rae? Anyway, you did a SUPER job and if you haven’t seen it yet, it is posted at Inspire Me Thursday! Bravo!!!

  4. annax

    I love it! It is so expressive and well done!

  5. gkgirl

    great job…

  6. steph (Khya)

    Nice, great colors, good job!

  7. Ellen

    This is a wonderful self-portrait! You’ve got a great blog, wonderful photos, and fantastic art!

  8. la vie en rose

    this is gorgeous!!! you did a great job!

  9. carla

    I really like the open exuberance of your face – big eyes, full mouth, red hair. The whole composition is warm and inviting…good job:>

  10. cheryl

    This is SO beautiful! I love the colors you chose and the eyes are to inviting. Just lovely!

  11. Roxanna

    Do you notice in yoga that when you look at your face in the mirror it is not symmetrical…one side is more squished than the other, maybe your eyelid droops a little more than one etc?? Why is our heart on one side of our body more than the other? Internally & externally we are ever so slightly lopsided (most of us that is). I have been thinking a lot about this and your self portrait inspired me!! I really like the colors you use and that your art inspired me to verbalize…Roxanna

  12. Lu

    i think your portrait is great. they are not easy to do.

  13. Kristin

    I love it just like the others! You have a knack for capturing details especially in the eyes. I look at them and totally see you. P.s. hope ya enjoy my not as creative “self portrait! hehehe.

  14. Contessa Kris

    Kelly – the self portrait is just beautiful! I wish I had your talent in watercoloring. WOW! Fabulous job!

  15. karen

    Kel, I love it!
    Ralph and I have been doing lots of photos lately, and I have so much trouble looking at myself in pictures. Maybe I should play around with a self-portraits, looking at myself in different ways, or how I’d like to be seen.
    I love that you’ve been so creative lately. It’s totally inspiring.

  16. Laini Taylor

    Nice! I haven’t done a self-portrait since art school – I always found it such a weird and disconcerting thing to do, and I could NOT get a likeness for love or money. At the time though I was trying to draw realistically and I’ve moved away from that, so maybe I’d have more fun now.

  17. andrea

    Ohhh you did such a fab job. I am super impressed. I love your other work too.


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