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Finalist: 13-15 year olds

Lucca Harvey A splash of me (self-portrait)

Age 15

13-15 year olds

This is the first painting I’ve ever done in watercolour. I decided to work in watercolour as over the summer I got tired of using the same medium. I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and bring back the excitement of doing something new. So as a first piece, I decided to paint myself because in the likely event of messing it up I didn’t want to hurt another person’s feelings.