Lauren Maurer Artworks

December 19, 2009

DSDF Artist Portrait Challenge

Filed under: dsdf, portrait — laurenmaurerartworks @ 8:16 pm

For the end of year challenge on DSDF, we all submitted photos of ourselves and received another artists’ photo to paint.

I painted this portrait three times… and I could just keep painting it in different ways to see how it comes out! I have been reading a lot of Myrna Wacknov’s blog a lot lately, and the amazing things that she does with portraits is incredible. I myself use ink in my watercolors fairly often, and I saw one of her latest posts that used ink in portraits. So on my third version of this painting, that is what I did. I kept it really loose and used fun colors and used thick and thin ink lines. There are some really super talented artists that participate on DSDF, and that was very intimidating. Overall, I think if I painted this another 10 times I may end up happy, but the holiday season doesn’t permit, so here are all my versions!

I think that painting kids and babies is just SO much easier, but what would art be if you never challenged yourself?

To see me, painted by Maria Soto Robbins, click here!



  1. Great job Lauren. you have such a beautiful style. love it!

    Comment by Tracie Brown — December 19, 2009 @ 9:14 pm

  2. Hi Lauren,You did a super job of me!Love your style. If you like, I can mail you my painting of you. Let me know.This has been a lot of

    Comment by Maria Soto Robbins — December 20, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

  3. thanks, Tracie!! Maria, I'm popping all my versions in the mail to you before we head out of town tomorrow! Merry Christmas!

    Comment by Lauren Maurer — December 23, 2009 @ 12:11 am

  4. What a lovely piece for DSFDF. Great fun feel

    Comment by dominique eichi — January 2, 2010 @ 1:22 am

  5. Hi Lauren. Loved the portrait you painted for Karin Jurick's challenge. I painted in the challenge as well. I have a fun idea I'd like to talk to you about and I'm hoping you'll email me….Jill Polsby

    Comment by jill polsby — January 5, 2010 @ 1:25 am

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