Painting Challenge: Selfie

Let’s step out of our comfort zone this week and paint a self-portrait.   It can be silly, serious, or cartoon-like — let your personality come through!   Portraits can be intimidating.  So do not try to create a masterpiece… just have fun with it!

Paint a selfie!     

Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #selfie

Deadline July 15, 2022, 11:59 pm ET

I believe these show my personality.  I like to laugh, I have a fun sense of humor, I’m silly…. and I don’t care if people laugh at me.   I learned that from my mother.  She would say, “if people laugh at me, that gives someone else a break.”   She had a great attitude.


Have some fun with it!   Be silly…  Make funny faces…  The important thing is to try.  🙂

What is the prize?   

Thanks to SketchBox for sponsoring this challenge!   One random winner will receive a Special Edition Watercolor Portraiture Box, which includes:

  • Daniel Smith paint
  • 3 paint brushes
  • Faber-Castell watercolor pencils
  • watercolor paper
  • access to a video — everything you need for portraiture!

Interested in buying this special edition box or want more details?  Click here for SketchBox Portraiture box details.


If you missed the World Watercolor Month challenge, check it out.  It is throughout the month of July!  Lots of awesome prizes from our sponsors!

If you have ideas to share for future challenges, please add your comment to the post –>add challenge recommendation

Challenge details:

  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Include the topic hashtag in your post: #selfie
  • Deadline July 15, 2022, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced Sunday, July 17, 2022
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.

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