Friday, November 13, 2015

Self Portrait on a Matchbox

Self Portait on a Matchbox
 Oil on  MDF

I see that is almost one whole year since I posted anything here. I have been giving the smaller format paintings a bit of a rest, while I concentrate on some larger scale work.

However this one just popped out the other day and I realised just how much fun and exciting it is to paint on a micro scale! I actually find it liberating rather than limiting and although it is small this is painted very expressively, I feel. 

It is not literally painted on a matchbox, however it is on a piece of MDF of the exact dimensions, including thickness,  of a larger box of New Zealand Beehive Matches Made in Sweden. The moral, if there is one, is don't believe anything you are told at face value....