I am almost done with my 12 paged signature on the theme of self-portraits. This one is probably a favorite although this would be a way younger me. LOL. Really, when I do portraits they are not portraits in the sense of reproducing the person realistically, but more capturing a spirit or essence.
I painted a few layers, scraped on paint with a credit card and did some rubber stamping before painting the face. Charcoal and acrylics.
I used a stencil for the letters. I made the dot pattern using the plastic net they use to cover those little oranges you can buy at Christmas. Collaged pages from a book.
Now I need to finish the last two pages and then tear up another 22" by 30" paper for the next signature. I may paint to the theme of those who have passed on. I am now in a once a month bereavement group and hearing what people have to say has stimulated the desire in me to honor those I love who have died.