Selfie in Santa Fe

12″ x 16″, oil on canvas

First portrait / self-portrait… It took 7 (!) sessions to get to this, and they were all really terrifying versions! I wasn’t sure I could get to something decent, so I am really happy with this.

Leopard Print Headband (self portrait)

I’m too afraid to sketch or paint others (in case I make them look terrible) so I’m planning on only making self portraits or pictures of strangers until I get better. This doesn’t look exactly like me but the distortion looks pretty good anyway. 🙂

Eye (self portrait)

Starting small before I try to make a full portrait

Painting

12″ x 16″, oil on canvas

Recreated an old sketch of a hand drawing but this time in paint and of a hand painting. It was my first time making skin tones with paint…challenging but fun.

Skull and Roses

12″ x 16″, oil on canvas

I love Mexican art with skulls and paintings with a “memento mori” theme, so I bought myself a replica skull (and some silk roses) from Etsy to paint. This was done faster than usual for me…I think I’m finally figuring out how to paint flowers.

Old Sketches

I found some old sketches at my parents’ home…from over 20 years ago. They were mostly done for a sketching class I took in college and after that. It’s so nice to find these now that I’m back to making art again.