Self Portrait #3 (after Chantal Joffe)
This Joffe self portrait appealed to me because she was standing on the beach. And then the shirt…I had a very similar shirt I wore until I wore it out.
I decided to do the background and shirt in collage, and luckily I had some patterns in green that worked. For the actual portrait, I took pastel paper in a flesh-like tone and drew in colored pencil in front of the bathroom mirror, then I cut and pasted it on top of the background. I’m sure I’ve seen this done by others before, but I think it’s the first time I’ve tried combining drawing and collage. I like it. Kind of reminds me of all those paper dolls I used to make and play with as a child.
That’s it for Joffe, on to a new artist.
And you can see the other self portraits in this series here.