Self Portrait after Chantal Joffe
When I finished my 100 days of grids, I had a lot of ideas of what to do for the next “100” project. Seeing Chantal Joffe’s portraits at The Jewish Museum a few weeks ago inspired me to go with the “100 days of self portraits inspired by other artist’s portraits” idea. Well I’m not going to do 100 days in a row this time, maybe once a week. Joffe’s portrait on the right is of Betty Friedan. And that’s me, inspired by her painting, on the left.
I can’t really paint in front of my bathroom mirror, so I did a sketch in pencil, and then painted it on my drawing table. I want to keep the “me-ness” of each but explore different approaches to portraiture.
I’m not finished with Ms. Joffe. She’s done many self portraits too, and I’m going to do some more based on those.