I’ve been reading about and looking at paintings of Gwen John. She was Welsh but spent most of her life in and near Paris. She used herself as a model quite often in her work and also sketched people in church. I would so love to have the courage to do that! Anyway, if I can’t yet do the latter I have tried the former. Here’s a self-portrait with my hair up at the back. Sorry about the half-rubbed out shading under my neck – I did it, changed my mind and was half-hearted about it. It always looks worse once you’ve scanned it in but I just can’t be bothered to do it all again!
Pencil on paper