Emma Watson Shows Magical Painting Skills With Self-Portrait
By Oulimata Ba | Feb 06, 2014 02:25 PM EST
Playing Hermione Granger isn't the only way Emma Watson shows off her magic.
Watson displays her painting skills in a self-portrait with hues of yellow, pink, black and red, Yahoo! Celebrity reported Thursday.
The "Harry Potter" actress painted herself holding a camera up to her face, while she stares at the onlooker with an intense, probing look in her eyes.
Apparently Watson, 23, always had an affinity for art. Watson's home shows an "extraordinary depth and breadth to her talents," Vogue magazine reported in 2011, according to Yahoo! Celebrity.
"Every room is framed around a beautiful artifact- a piece of furniture or fabric picked up at a flea market in Paris or Los Angeles- and her artworks show that she can both paint and draw exquisitely," Vogue reported.
The magazine recounts how the reporter came across Watson's self-portrait. The reporter suggests the painting mocks how other people stare at the actress, which happened during an earlier trip to London's Tate Modern museum.
"One picture stands out: It is a self-portrait of Emma holding a camera. The lens is aimed menacingly at the viewer, like the barrel of a gun, a neat illustration of what we had just experienced at the Tate" Vogue reported.
The "Perks of Being a Wallflower" actress confirmed her love for painting.
"I love it and have a need to do it," Watson told Vogue.
But Watson previously said she is hesitant to publish her artwork or writings.
"I almost feel like I would have to publish it under another name because there's a definition of me out there that feels kind of stuck in the moment when it was formed," Watson told Marie Clair U.K. in 2013, according to Yahoo! Celebrity.
"I was 15 or 16 then, and I'm now 23," Watson said.