Saturday, August 28, 2010

One hour self portrait

 
I'm hopping all over the place lately due to my fish printing not cooperating or more like, me not concentrating on it enough.

Today I was going to throw the remains of some oil paint away.  It was the remainder of a previous painting and I had over squeezed.  Instead, I decided that I'd do another one hour painting with whatever was left on this limited palette.

This is a self portrait, done from looking into the webcam of my laptop.  Its not a perfect likeness, but close, considering my limitations of time and paint.  Its on a 6 x 8 canvas panel.

I like self imposed time limits for paintings.  They really loosen up strokes and colour value decisions and prevent me from futzing around on a piece forever.

8 comments:

Pat said...

very fun

Jennifer Rose said...

really nice :) its great what you can get done in an hour :)

Olivia said...

A rough sketch, an excellent idea. I like your choice of colors Jeanette.

Cathy Gatland said...

It's lovely - and I recognised you!

A Brush with Color said...

Awesome! It's really beautiful, Jeanette.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Pat. Its fun to test myself sometimes.

Jennifer, I still can't get a good image of this painting. Here its too dark. It won't photograph for some reason.

Olivia, the colours were leftovers and fairly limited which is good. I like limited palettes as they take away some decision making from me.

Cathy, you did? Wonderful! That's a good thing then. I need more practice on quick portraits, but I don't think I'd ever make it as a street artist. :)

Thank you Sue.

Jan said...

I had planned to say the same as Cathy - I recognized you immediately!

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations