30 In 30, Day Eighteen

This is as self portrait. Sort of.

I started by just moving some paint around. A few minutes in, and her features started to reveal themselves to me.

I finished, and it reminded me of a sketch I have framed. When I was in grade school, one of my teachers did this for all of the students in her class. It must have been a gift for Mother’s day or for Valentines. I have had it since I was seven I think.

So what do you think, do you see a resemblance?

Gouache on 140 lb. cold press paper. © Sheila Delgado 2013

Gouache on 140 lb. cold press paper. © Sheila Delgado 2013

Pencil sketch

Sheila age seven

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6 thoughts on “30 In 30, Day Eighteen

  1. Joan

    WOW! Very, Very, Cool !! I love this one! Don’t ya just love it when the painting reveals itself. I am like a little kid in a candy store when this happens because it is truly very exciting!

    Great job, Sheila.

    1. Sheila Post author

      Thank you Joan 🙂 Yes it was exciting, I had painted so much, and I did not like how any of them turned out. And all of the sudden, BAM! I had been painting flowers, so this was quite a surprise.


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