Thursday, January 25, 2007

Beginning of a self portrait 20" x 16"

I like a painting when it is in this stage of emerging. Today I started a new self portrait over an old piece that I never finished. After recently adding a few links of artists I enjoy to the blog I remembered how much I admire juicy oil portraiture. It inspired me to get back to the figure myself (for the first time EVER in oils). I was so surprised by the result as I have never been able to achieve the same sort of subtly with acrylic paints. I think this is going to be a fun painting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is exciting, Claude. I am reminded of the summer of tiny tiny self portraits at the Kirk's house many summers ago. Thank you again for sharing your inspiration! Jane