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.