Last time when I took my little girl for 18 month check, we waited a while in the patient room. I tried to keep her in good mood and she was laughing. I took several photos with my phone and thought maybe I can paint a little portrait for her. This is considered as a challenge because it is usually difficult to paint someone you know so well. Not to mention to show the painting to family and friends who also know the person so well.
I picked one photo and started with underpainting on canvas. There was some delay in the middle of the process but finally I finished it. My husband wants this painting in his office so I frame it. After showing it to grandparents (my mom and dad), they are pleased that the painting indeed looks like my little girl, haha.
Well, to me, it feels better than self portrait. It is so weird to paint self portrait. At least I am not use to it yet. XD