Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Driving


This is a self portrait of me driving through the Skagit Valley. It was a beautiful Fall afternoon and I was enjoying every minute of it - driving and taking pictures along the way! I was originally drawing this as a sketch to paint over with watercolors but really enjoyed just drawing away with my graphite pencils and decided to leave it as it is.

4 comments:

dominique eichi said...

Very nice self portrait, I usually don't like them they are sometimes weird !

hissnhowl said...

Thank you Dominique! I don't really like doing them either but I want to get better at portrait painting so I might as well be my own victim:)

n. rhodes harper said...

Hi Shel, I noticed your comment on Karin's blog and I decided to look you up. To my surprise you are from Whidbey Island. My brother has lived there for around 40 years.(Oak Harbor) I am envious of the beautiful scenery you have there to paint. I really like your work and your self portrait is great and a very interesting approach. Cheers.

hissnhowl said...

How fun! I love living here - even on a dark stormy wet day like today there is a wild beauty that just captures me. I've lived her for about 15 years and feel blessed each day. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I look forward to keeping an eye out for your work too.