Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Self Portrait in Shorts

Self Portrait in Shorts
Oil on linen on MDF

I was trying out some new colours that I recently purchased. A new Maimeri range of  Italian earth pigments. They are quite beautiful and subtle colours but as usual with most oil paint these days, they are ground in far too much safflower oil.  I want to paint a picture, not dress a salad!  I wanted to see if I could do the entire painting with just those earth colours, but I also used the white lead that I grind myself with linseed oil.


  1. What a wonderful painting! I love how you've made the white negative space so visceral.