Friday, March 30, 2012

In the Picture - March

On the road to 52 self portraits in the year. 

Me
Original encaustic and paper on panel
6x6
52 self portraits in Photography that is - but I decided to mix it up a bit and do a self portrait painting for {{In the Picture}} this month.  Also, today is Paint Party Friday and I am trying to do a painting a week for that.  So why not aim high and try for a combo this month!? 
These two goals seem a bit lofty but I am finding that I am managing to stay with them. 
March had been a good month for me. The weather has been unusually wet around here, which would normally weigh me down. However, it has translated to lots of quality indoor time in my studio just happily painting away. It also means that my selfies were indoor ones with the exception of one.
In the Picture
I did actually get a good outdoor photo day.  I took a load of cameras and the dog to the beach and it was challenging to say the least.  There was WAY too much to carry and manage the dog too.  But, in the end - it was good.  And, there was a nice quiet moment when the dog was back in the car.  It was a just end to my day.

Happy Friday everyone!
I'm linking up today with Christy at {{In the Picture}} and with Eva and Kristin at Paint Party Friday.




In The Picture

And, if you are wondering... yes, the opening painting photo is tweaked a little.  But, I liked it better that way.  I have to figure out how to paint like that in its all Pop Art-y goodness.
Here's the original

32 comments:

  1. These are great, how clever of you to do a painting- it's beautiful. Also love your peace photo, you look happy!

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  2. Wow, what an amazing set. I LOVE your painting (tweaked and untweaked!). Love the peace shot and the light and angle in the one underneath. Fabulous!

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  3. I like the third photo shot and the source of light you created in the processing. Great angle too!

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  4. Loving the beautiful face you have created. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  5. Your portrait is so real like, filled with life! I like how we only get to see part of her face, a really great piece!

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  6. I like your altering of the prompt to kill two birds with one stone. I have several friends doing PPF but haven't felt like joining. It's been raining here too and haven't felt like taking the camera out.

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  7. Well done ~ very life like portrait and very creative style ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  8. I would think that doing 52 self portraits would be quite interesting
    though todays youth take photos of themselves daily, part of their lives and right up on the internet those photos go. I love all your portraits, they are wonderful!

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  9. LOVE LOVE the self portrait painting & such lovely photos in there....
    You are a brave and soulful woman - i can tell. :-)
    Happy PPF & great weekend! xoxo

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  10. I love this post. Your painting is very appealing-and that shot with the yellow you used for the linky-I think that's my favorite. Your 2nd image is a great pose with beautiful lighting. Great series!

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  11. Wow, you are one talented lady :) The painted portrait is fabulous, but I really like that b/w of you sitting in the chair. The lighting in that photo is fantastic.

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  12. These are wonderful images! I especially like the image of you in the chair! You paint beautifully!!

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  13. Marji, these are great! I love your painted self-portrait - and since you photographed and post-processed it, I think it counts any way you look at it. I love the sweater and boots shot - such great light and a nice, casual pose.

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  14. Wow your painting is impressive! Very well done! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing and happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. Love your self-portraits and lofty goal!
    It's inspiring that you set such a goal.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  16. I have been enjoying PPF too. Its great to share and see what other people are doing with their creativity. Thank you for popping over and leaving a kind comment. I love your self-portrait. (I had to giggle at the thought of you loading up with dog and multiple cameras for a visit to the beach. Sounds like an adventure for sure!)

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  17. What a great series of selfies -- you are so creative! The painting is wonderful!
    My fave photo is the one on the bench -- just love the composition of it.

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  18. What a wonderful series of pictures and paintings. I really love the first portrait. It is beautiful.

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  19. Beautiful photos and artwork. The encaustic is stunning. The wet weather is great for indoor creativity. Happy PPF.

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  20. Loving both your painting and selfies (photo) as well. Expressive and full of character. I'm about to post my first entry of the selfies ... :)

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  21. Great idea and you painted self portrait is really brilliant! I love doing portraits but I am still learning

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  22. So great to combine both projects, your portrait is beautiful, same like the photography. :) Have a wonderful weekend xxx

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  23. Looking at that portrait is like looking at your reflection from one of those photos. Fantastic job especially on the details of your facial features. Also I LOVE that chair you're sitting in.

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  24. they all look good to me! i am impressed that you can do an encaustic painting per week! i have tried those...yet! beautiful work!

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  25. the painting-selfie is amazing marji!
    thanks for linking up at {in the picture} this month!

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  26. All very beautiful...your painting is amazing. I miss PPF, but haven't found the time lately. Hope to get back soon. :-)

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  27. Thanks for sharing you ;).
    Stay inspired!

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  28. Wow, absolutely terrific self portraits. What a great project.

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  29. I love both versions of your self-portrait. Wonderfully done! And through the photos we can see how well you captured yourself, too.

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  30. Awesome layering of colours. Wonderful points of view and lights on the photographs. You are a gorgeous woman in both mediums.

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