Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Speaking of portraits...

Seeing Roma's great post about self-portraits (and the wonderful photo of her with her self-portrait got me thinking... The way that I met Aya was through painting her portrait. She was a contact through etsy and flickr, but I found her photos so inspiring that I did a painting of her and one of Ned, then asked her if I could send them to her. Eventually, we met "in real life". Now, she is the channel through which I have met all of you.

I am thinking that it would be fun to do a portrait of each person in their moleskine when it reaches me (only if you want!). So... if you do want your portrait in your mole, just tell me at some point before it reaches me, and email me an image to work from.


12 comments:

roma said...

Amazing texture and lines! I'll definitely take you up on that--I'll try to bring myself to take a shot or two and send it to you.

Aya Rosen said...

This is my favorite photo \ painting \ visual representation of me ever.
I've had it for a few years and everytime I look at it, I'm amazed at how beautiful it is.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

This is utterly gorgeous--I love the light in it, the tones are magnificent. The subject is beautiful, too!

(A portrait of me would just not be that nice! However, if I can come up with an acceptable image for you to m work from, I will either send i to you or put it in my pocket.)

I used to ask everyone to include a self-portrait in my book. I liked seeing everyone's interpretations of themselves. I wasn't sure I was going to do that this time. BUT I would like it. That is, I would still like each of you to do one if you would.

mollypeck said...

Roma-- excellent! Thank you!

Aya - the photo of you I worked from is so be beautiful- the perfect balance of strength and vulnerability.

Mary-- I love that idea!

roma said...

OK, Mary, so in your book, one of the pages that we each work on should be our self-portrait. I love that idea. In the end, then, you're left with that artist. That's great. I'd like that in my book, too, if folks don't mind.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

YES, yes, that's exactly what I'd like! And--I've gotten some amazing and creative SPs in past rotations! Thank you all! I'll be looking forward to the ones in this rotation! Woohoo!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

And looking at this portrait again, I must say, I am awestruck by it--so FINE!!!

henniemavis said...

Truly stunning work!

ballookey said...

Beautiful! And the offer of doing a portrait in other's books is brilliant—I may take you up on that.

merrytait said...

the coloring on here is just so wonderfully delicate!

Gretchen said...

Love your portraits! This is just gorgeous!

mollypeck said...

Thank you all so much!