by Emily Archer
This painting is a response to the prompt 'create a full colour self portrait from life'. I wanted to capture not only my likeness in this piece, but also my personality. I chose a relaxed and pensive pose for myself which I felt represented my mood while painting. As the painting developed I added paint splatters to my hands and face which mimicked the reality of my painting process. This painting was a great improvement from my original self portrait which gives me the confidence and drive to continue painting.
Acrylic paint on illustration board
38 cm x 51 cm