Friday, February 27, 2009

Self Portrait #1

This is what I look like made out of oilAfter I'm done with a painting I scrape all the leftover colors that I have mixed into little puddles of warm and cool greys. I also wipe my brushes off on a blank canvas. When I started this painting I had a couple of weeks worth of these spare colors, and a very interesting and dark canvas. In a way this portrait is an amalgamate of my paintings. All the experiance from the other paintings went into this portrait by using those colors. A kinda alternative way to symbolize oneself by means of color, instead of objects.

5hours
24cmx30cm
Oil on canvas

3 comments:

Marlo said...

lovely painting. did you wax your unibrow?

Gabriel Hunt draws sometimes said...

Thanks Marlo!

I tried to paint it in, but it came out looking like a bad shadow.

Brian Oakes said...

Wow, thats really intresting what you said about this painting