The illustration above is The Painter's Triumph painted in 1838.
While many individual painters may be extremely wonderul, we are each entitled to choose our favorite. For some people, their favorite painter is "themselves". Which is fine. Personally, I find the 'painter decision' to be a difficult but not impossible choice.
I do not, as a rule, paint my own dolls.
As soon as possible, I will share with you my choice of painter for Harlequin. For Harlequin, I value this person's paint and their opinion above all others. I have no doubts that you will find the paint to be Simply Divine.