Thursday, March 15, 2012
Our Acrylics art class tutor asked us to paint a self portrait for our homework. I did mine today. It's a bit tricky looking at yourself in a mirror and trying to paint at the same time. He warned us not to try and beautify ourselves; just paint yourself warts and all, he said. Well, I tried to paint what I saw, but it is true that we don't see ourselves as others do. Most people see themselves in their mind's eye as younger/thinner/prettier/uglier than they actually are. I've always been told I don't look my age (64), but I'm not really sure how old I look here!