Once a year the Art Gallery of New South Wales holds a portrait competition.
It is open to all comers.. but of course, only a few get selected and hung.
I like to enter occasionally, just for the fun or it.
I know I won't get hung, but I like a deadline... and an excuse to paint a portrait.
The easiest person to paint is oneself. Always willing to pose, never complains... except I'm not happy with the amount of wrinkles I've had to add this year.
Here is a link to last year's finalists: