I have been doing lots of self-portraits to push my skills to the next level. This is a monochromatic study in, oil of myself, in Transparent Oxide Brown and Gamsol. Down the road I will be posting full palette color portraits of myself, once I feel they are good enough to share with the world.
I don’t feel I am ready for prime-time when it comes to self-portraits. To me, self-portraits are the hardest for several reasons. The subject, meaning myself, keeps moving every time I look into the mirror and back to the canvas. The mirror inverts the image. So, no matter how accurate you are, you will always paint a latterly inverted image of yourself. The most hardest, to explain and understand, is that my features appear different, every time I see myself in the mirror, which makes things a little challenging.