Yearly self-portrait with a bird. 2016

Yearly self-portrait with a bird. 2016

29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

L’année dernière, j’ai décidé de faire un autoportrait de moi tous les ans. Voici donc le second. Une de mes soeur l’a qualifié de portrait de sortie de prison. (C’est l’oiseau que je tiens qui est sortie de sa cage). Mon autre soeur, plus diplomatique, a simplement déclaré que ce portrait différait complètement de celui de l’année dernière, plus classique. Moi, je suis contente que l’une et l’autre m’aient reconnue.

I year ago, I decided I would paint a portrait of myself once a year. One of my sisters, usually blunt in her honesty, pointed out that it looked like I had just come out of prison, (she was part right in noticing that something had come out of a cage, although it wasn’t me), while the other, more diplomatically, thought it rather interesting, and totally different from the previous self portrait. I was just happy both had immediately recognized me.

13 responses to “Yearly self-portrait with a bird. 2016”

    1. Thank you Richard !

  1. I think this is a very expressive portrait. I especially love the streak of light blue on your cheek and jaw, and its echo on the other side.

    1. Thank you ! I like that blue streak as well !

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog Nomzi, and thanks for your comment 🙂

      1. It is a beautiful painting indeed and you are most welcome. Have a good night. 😊

  2. Beautiful painting.

  3. quel beau auto portrait, quel bel oiseau – Love your painting style!

    1. Merci Sabine ! j’aime beaucoup votre blog, et je trouve les photos très belles.

      1. également! Merci beaucoup, j´en suis ravie bien sûr!

  4. oh wait, the first beau should be a bel as well! tricky French…

  5. Julie, what a great idea, and I find this a very strong portrait. Sarah

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