Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Self Portrait with Tea Complete!


And here is the completed piece! Self Portrait with Tea is 28"x22", colored pencil on sanded paper. The image shown here is a professional scan, so the color is much truer than my previous snapshots. (I did resize the image though - the original TIF file was 255 MB!) I also posted to this to my online gallery.

14 comments:

Kathy said...

Holly, this piece is exquisite! It is amazing how far you have come artistically in such a short period of time. Congrats on another successful creation.

Debbi said...

Holly, Congrats on this piece. I think you've pulled together so many elements successfully; the setting, the pose, the engagement with the viewer, repetitive elements. They all help to create a dynamite portrait! I hope I get to see it some time in real life.

Ana Tirolese said...

Holly, Wow! This really turned out exceptionally well. You did a fabulous job. It is quite beautiful and you executed all the different textures extremely well. This is a beautiful piece and you should be proud.

hbedrosian said...

Kathy, Debbi, and Ana,
Thank you all so much for your comments!

Cindy said...

Another lovely piece! This came together very quickly and beautifully.

garyruuska said...

Holly, I really like the variety of textures and objects in this piece and how you have woven them into a very effective composition. Very nicely done!

Chantell Van Erbe said...

Holly, your painting turned out even more beautiful than I had imagined it would -and I had this painting pegged as a beauty from the get go! The photography is exquisite as well. Congratulations on completing this project.

Valerie Jones said...

It's beautiful!!! You did a fantastic job!

Rhonda Bartoe Tucker said...

The composition of this piece and the arrangement are fascinating. Draws you in. Makes you wonder what the subject is thinking. Technique is spot on. Altogether, I think you have a very successful work of art.

hbedrosian said...

Thank you all for the positive feedback!

Artman2112 said...

beautiful work Holly! i'll be sure to check back here often!!

Jeanette said...

Beautiful work Holly. The composition is lovely, the execution perfect. A real winner.

Teresa Mallen said...

Another stunning piece Holly! I can't get over the size. I am trying to visualize it - and now I need to go refill my tea cup. :-)

Deborah Ross said...

This is just wonderful, Holly. Beautiful. This is my favorite of your self portraits, and, if I'm not wrong, the only one indoors. I don't know why I like it better than the others but I'm thinking it might be the softer light inside, rather than the harsh lighting outdoors. No, there was one near a window I remember. But I love the composition and how you caught the light in the eye on the left, actually your right eye, or maybe not if it's in a picture. It must actually be your left eye. And now I'm confused. And the hands! Your strong point. I'm a fan, you know.