my old friend, connie, gave her students a self-portrait project. she couldn't resist painting one of her own. "turns out that blick student grade tempera can mix some pretty great colors," she said.
when i was younger, my family and i used to have portrait parties. we would congregate in the living room every few months and turn our attention from person to person, drawing everyone in the room. it was such a pleasure and so normal in my life that trading portraits became a regular event when i left for college, when i moved to new towns, when i met new friends or favorite artists. tommy kane suggested that it would make a good website. so, that's what this is... AND YOU'RE INVITED!