Many of you know that I like to take online art classes. They challenge me to “think outside the paint box.” A recent assignment from Lynn Whipple in “The Year of The Spark” which is a year long creativity class co-taught with Carla Sonheim – was to create a self-portrait using a limited palette.
I like bright colors! Can you tell?
I started my self-portrait by making a couple of quick sketches.
I then decided on my 5 colors for my limited palette. They have a tropical feel, don’t you think?
I then drew myself with a black sharpie pen on a 8×10 inch canvas board.
I quickly painted using Golden fluid acrylics mixed with gloss medium. I did this in about 5 minutes so that I wouldn’t over think it.
It was really fun! I don’t know how much it looks like me but it does show my cheerful personality! 🙂
I challenge you to create a self-portrait with a limited color palette! You may be surprised!
“The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” – Coco Chanel
Happy Painting! 🙂