Summer Paintings!

Hey everybody! I've been slaving away in the painting studio for the past 3 weeks and I've finally got some pieces that I was not ashamed to take pics of and show you guys. I've basically lived in my little cubicle 24/7 so I've probably lost a few brain cells due to the fumes... Anyhoo, here are some of the new pieces! The coloring is a bit blown out with the camera I was using so please forgive me... especially you, Matthew.

Life-sized Self Portrait (3'x3' oil)

There's still a lot I'd like to fix, but for only having a week and a half to do it, I'm pretty happy satisfied.
Here's a close up of the body

And here's a close up of the face

I'm not done with this one just yet...

And here's my little 8"x8" "Mug shot" paintings. I plan to do about 16 of these of my friends and put them in my Senior Art show as a feature. I just love the idea of having all my friends painted as felons :)


Happy Father's Day!

Here's my dad with his first love... catfish. Happy Father's Day, Dad! I love you so much!!!


Lumberjack Lady

Tomorrow is the day... Yep, the day I begin my life-sized self portrait! (EEEEK!) Honestly, I'm pretty nervous about it. Mother and I took pictures this afternoon for me to go off of, and this is the one I picked...

It really captures my inner lumberjack.

My canvas is 3'x3' so it's a tight squeeze, but I think I can get it all in. So now I need your imput.
Is the cardigan too bland?

Should I make it another color?

Please give me some advice because it's starting to bother me and I only have a week to get this sucker done. Thanks!