Thursday, April 17, 2008

Self Portrait With White Mask


Self Portrait With White Mask
Oil on gessoed cardboard
80x70mm
$100
sold
It was the hands that were the tricky part of this painting. Working from my reflection in the mirror, I had to keep putting my brushes down, and picking up the mask and vice-verso. Pretty dumb way of working I guess, but I've done many odd and challenging self portraits in this manner over the years, including one of myself flossing my teeth. I find if nothing else, it's a good exercise in developing observation and memory skills.
The Dutch Auction for the painting of Halved Orange has now closed. It finally sold for $150. Congratulations to Sarah! I may consider doing another one soon.

1 comment:

  1. I love this self portrait, what an ingenious idea.
    I relly like so much of your art hard to know what to comment on :>)

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