Saturday, March 13, 2010

Moving on!




I'm going to break some rules, I'm going to post a
self portrait I've done in zorn palette.
This is the first time I've ever done a self portrait.
Some folks say I made my head to wide. Others say
I look too old.
I'm just a big ape trying to swing through this jungle.
(and a little wine!)
Don't throw tomatos, I prefer bananas : )
oil on gesso'd board 5"x5"

13 comments:

C. k. Agathocleous said...

I can't believe that this is your first self-portrait~! It's so wonderful, Bill. The colors and brushwork are delicious. More of this!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan said...

Bill I love this self portrait!!! The colors are wonderful!!! It's also nice to put a face to the teacher of our gilding class :) Nice to meet you Bill...I see that you like to paint tiny paintings also~~~

Celeste Bergin said...

haha "too old" "too wide" --I bet there is more of you here than not. My self portraits are quite humorous because I alternatively make myself too young and pretty and too old and frumpy. There doesn't seem to be much in-between. BUT, it is such a great exercise for the painter! I certainly like how you've presented yourself--very direct, probably a hint to your personality.

Sheila said...

Your self portrait is magnificent for your first and using the Zorn palette. The thing I focused on war your kind and soulful eyes.

Love the teeny tiny painting! where did you get such a small canvas?

Oh and I forgot to tell you how so very impressed I am with your gilding skills. When I'm rich and famous, I'd love to own one of your frames.

Gilberto said...

Starting to fill well against. Perhaps I try the Palette to. Looks good to me

Wes said...

Wow. Impressed.

Kaylyn said...

Haha...does this hat make my face look fat?

So Bill...you make my day two days in a row with very kind comments. I am so sorry to hear you haven't any Sycamores in Minnesota.

billspaintingmn said...

What! No bananas?!? You all are too kind : )

Cindy! Thanks for your support, your a light house : )

Jan! Thank you too! I appreciate your positive
energy, It's nice to meet you too!

Celeste! Thanks! I always enjoy your inspiring
attitude, it helps to see the freshness of a new day.

Sheila! Thank you! You are SO kind : ) Your already rich and famous so I'll be looking for your order!(but wait! there will be deals to come!)

Gilberto! Thank you! I'm glad you that you're well. Zorn palette is fun, I will use it again!

Wes! Thanks! Come mow my lawn!

Kaylyn! Well..does it! I'm not fat just big boned! (ha) thanks for stopping by, it's fun to clown around.

Well folks, on a serious note, I have to swing on down to the plantation, there is a sale on bananas if I get a bunch! Eee-Eee!

Charles Pompilius said...

I like it.

martinealison said...

Hi Bill,
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog;
Today i'm discovering your's and i'm very surprise to take cognizance of your self portrait. It's always difficult to paint this and i find it very well. I love the harmonious whole with beautiful colors and light.
Sorry my english is bad but if you're ok i'll go back in your blog.
Kindest regards.

Rasmusson said...

Decided to check in on you and knew it was a self-portrait before even reading any of the blog. Beautiful work as always! The portrait does remind me of Manuel on the TV show "Medium" though...I love that show...Anyway, say hi to Renee and hope all is going well with you and the family! Have to find some bananas in this town...seems like someone else has cleaned out the area. :)

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Charles!

Martine! Welcome! Thanks for coming by : )

Ha! Ron! Welcome to blogsville! I've been knowen to clean out the banana section! ha!
Thanks for coming by!

SKIZO said...

WOW.
Good creations.