Work In Progress - Self Portrait

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Highlands Ranch, CO - United States

Fantastic, so expressive!!! FV/L

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you Cristina!

Pacific Northwest - United States

Thanks so much Karunita!

New Delhi, de - India

Awesome work,Talya! You have executed facial expression so well! God bless!

Fremont, CA - United States

You are very good to portrait facial expressions...

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you!

Richmond, VA - United States

An incredible painting, love the lighting here

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Will.

Timbuktu - United States

Thank you, David. Color is my passion! :)

Beverly Hills, CA - United States

Talya, you are a good colorist. Nicely rendered portrait.

Easton, Ma - United States

You are in deed a lovely "work in progress" ... love you beautiful style! I have enjoyed visiting your galleries and now added you to my watch list:) v/f

Lyon - France

Fabulous self-portrait, Talya!!! You're beautiful...LOVE it and I think the colors you've chosen are perfect! :) f,v&G+

Talya Johnson replied:

Sorry for the delayed reply!! Thank you so much Emona!

Crisfield, MD - United States

What a brave woman you are, Tali! How many of us can truthfully acknowledge and accept how we actually look. In this portrait, I see a strikingly beautiful woman with strong features - I see determination, a strong will, compassion, and a soft gentleness. Your narrative shows that you not only accept who you are, but also that you proud of who you are, and proud of what you have become in life. Your painting skills are truly amazing and this self portrait is proof of that. I hope your next self portrait will show more of your beautiful blue eyes! Outstanding work!

Talya Johnson replied:

Kind, thoughtful word, Bette. that you form the bottom of my heart!

Belgrade, Se - Bosnia-Herzegovina

wow, excellent portrait!

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Dusan! :)

Montclair, CA - United States

GREAT ART PIECE, TALYA !...............V/F

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Sunny!

Starachowice, sw - Poland

Talya!Beautiful woman on the self portrait!Without a doubt!Alone picture-perfect texture and color! f/v

Talya Johnson replied:

I'm honored by such a fine compliment. Thank you!

Colombo, we - Sri Lanka

Fantastic....! Fav/

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Nalini!

Zoetermeer - Netherlands

Wow...such a beautiful expressive portrait :) fantastic...

Talya Johnson replied:

Many thanks, Michel!

Bucharest, Ro - Romania

Wow !!!!!! Breathtaking self-portrait, Talya ! Just love it. f,v

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Ana!

Bay Area, CA - United States

I adore your self-portrait! Shared your work at Community >Discussion > Post U Figurative Painting Of Women - Happy International Women's Day @

Talya Johnson replied:

Wow!! Thank you so,much Xueling!!!

Longmont, CO - United States

Outstanding portrait of a beautiful woman! ...also, i LOVE the title--we are all a work-in-progress, aren't we? I know I am. Congratulations on this fantastic piece. BRAVO! v/f

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you so much, Margaret! Your words mean so much, as always!! :)

Timbuktu - United States

Such kind compliments! Thanks so much, Bob and Nadine!!

Cottonwood, Ar - United States

Thanks for submitting, this is an Amazing Canvas. Like the subject, composition, colors and texture. Always Enjoy paintings of any kind, but this is one of my Top Five Today . . ..Thank you for submitting this, Great texture, composition, and color, Published in the Internet publication ARTISTS NEWS.... - Anyone can Highlight just the link ---- Use Ctl-C to copy and Ctl-V ---- puts it in Browser to view the publication. You can then, Tweet, FB, and email, etc a copy of the publication, to those you feel are interested.

Lyons, CO - United States

Very nice! v

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you!

Fort Myers, FL - United States

Exquisite work! Love your choice of color. I v/f

Talya Johnson replied:

Many thanks, Carol!

Randolph, NJ - United States

A Superbly Beautiful portrait and painting! Congratulations Talya, on these well deserved Features.

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank so much, Carol!

Timbuktu - United States

Thank you for the features in Fabulous Art, Loving VAN GOGH, and Jewish Art!!

Düsseldorf, NR - Germany

good light

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Petra!

Attendorn, NR - Germany

Outstanding Self -Portrait . I love this painting with color. All your paintings is excellent! F/ V 14

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you so much Ilona!

Timbuktu - United States

Thank you so much for the Features in: MOUSE, The WOW gallery, Figure Paintings in Life, Paintings, Autodidactic Artists Association, A Place for All!

Timbuktu - United States

Thank you Sandi!

Boise, ID - United States

vote 13 beauty

Kuantan, Pa - Malaysia

Simply beautiful!!! Love it Talya!!!

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Oliver!

Fairfax, VA - United States

Congratulations! ¢Ü Your image has been featured in FIGURE PAINTINGS IN LIFE group! ¢¾

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Becky!! love your new a avatar!!

Pune, Ma - India

This is so beautiful and charming Tayla!

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you!

Schwenksville, PA - United States

Absolutely beautiful! Vote and favorite!

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you!

Orangeville, ON - Canada

I love what Bob and Nadine said... we do see our own individual features and flaws but not what others see in us. I see the pure honesty, kindness and innate goodness in your beautiful face. f/v

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you so much Katherine! :)

Gualala, CA - United States

Beautiful, Talya! -- Asha

Talya Johnson replied:

Thanks, Asha!

Grand Forks, BC - Canada

Congratulations your great image has been FEATURED in MOUSE!! Please check our our discussions and add your picks of the day. Cheers and have a wonderful weekend, Barbara F/V

Talya Johnson replied:

How exciting!! Thank you, Barbara!!

Cottonwood, Ar - United States

many people who see themselves in the mirror, do not like what they see. The main reason is they are seeing themselves backwards, not like others see them. People, pick out individual parts of their face as things they do not like. That's an unbalanced look, because the average person never looks at us. We are a work of art, created by our creator, and everything he creates is beautiful.

Talya Johnson replied:

I agree completely! Thank you bob and Nadine!!

Porterville, CA - United States

Wow, I don't know how you could improve on that. The composition's perfect, the color, tone and brushwork are exquisite...great expressive quality.........superb!!! FV!!!

Talya Johnson replied:

Hi compliments Bob, as always, Im honored, thank you!!

Bollebygd - Sweden

Really a beautiful selfportrait. Your description feels so true. I have not dared to paint myself for 20 years or so. FV

Talya Johnson replied:

many thanks, Gun!

Providence Village, TX - United States

I have being my model in many of my paintings also but I have not had your courage...actually I always change myself to look better. Since I first saw this portrait as your avatar I thought you were beautiful...I am envious of your gorgeous hair...This is an exceptional portrait Talya!!! F/V.

Talya Johnson replied:

I have crazy hair! Thank you Clotilde! I hope you fine the courage to do your own painting. It's in you!!

Lawrence, KS - United States

Tayla, I have admired this image of you for a long time. The work and you are quite exquisite. I wish you well on your continued journey! v/f

Talya Johnson replied:

That means a lot, Lesa!! Thank you so much for the feature and continued encouragement!! :)

Van Vleck, TX - United States

This is an awesome self portrait Talya. You are a beautiful woman. It takes a brave artist to pull from their inner soul to paint their own likeness. My family wants me to do one. I am hesitant to try. You are an encouragement to all of us in the Painterly group. Beautiful art work! f/v

Talya Johnson replied:

Do it, Jimmie! it won't be easy but your family will treasure it!! I wanted to ditch this one many times but my family encouraged me through it. Thank you so much of the sweet comments and participation in our group!!

Singapore, SG - Singapore

All I can say is WOW!!! Each of us have our own beauty and they may not necessarily be physical either....But looking at this portrait, by itself, You have got lovely eyes and the hair -I love the texture and everything in this there, you ARE Beautiful inside and out Talya!

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Belinda, that is very sweet of you. My crazy hair is one attribute I've rarely loathed...rarely ;)

Merritt Island, Fl - United States

Wonderful painting and wonderful description, Tayla. You are, indeed, a beautiful woman. I totally understand how difficult it is to do your self portrait for the reasons you mentioned. You are brave to show it to others, needn't be concerned in reality. As with all your art, I am in awe. I want to learn to paint as you do some day. Beautiful on many levels. f/v/t

Talya Johnson replied:

That's really kind AnnaJo. I can't express how difficult this painting was, is so many ways!! If you zoom in on the painting you can see the many layers on top of each other and the rough texture of the end result. But it was worth the effort and I think every artist should eventually give it a go and come to terms with their bodies. I believe for women, it is particularly difficult. So I really appreciate the encouragement and hope to do another someday soon, forcing myself to not gloss over imperfections with impasto and dramatic lighting ;)

Tucson, AZ - United States

Insightful description, lovely image.

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Joseph!

Hicksville, NY - United States

Beautiful self portrait Tayla.

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Jeff! :)

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