Monday, April 14, 2008

Small Self Portrait in Black Shirt

Small Self Portrait in Black Shirt
Oil on gessoed cardboard
80x70mm or approx 2.75x2.25"
I've been doing these little self portrait miniatures on cardboard. It's surprising how much difference it makes to the feel of the brush on the surface. I quite like the softness compared to hardboard. Also with these I've placed the mirror quite a distance away. I've done many self portraits over the years and invariably end up staring myself in the face from about six inches away. Now I'm stepping further back.

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