Watercolor on 300 lb. paper
14" x 10"
In a watercolor class I took years ago, we were assigned to sit in front of a mirror and make a funny face, then using a 'gesture drawing' technique, sketch ourselves. (No looking at the paper, just the subject) After the drawings were done we were assigned to use a color that matched our expressions to paint them.
For something so simple and silly, this assignment turned out to be one of my favorite pieces that year. In fact, my children loved it and wanted to try it themselves. Looking at it again after all this time I am reminded that sometimes the best paintings are those with a simple motif or subject using a limited palette.
Never underestimate the power of simplicity.