Sunday, October 17, 2010
While waiting for some batik pieces to dry, I tried a small self portrait, allowing myself around 30 minutes to get something down. Setting time limits works for me because it forces me not to overthink.
I wanted the portrait to be stronger in colour and brushwork and used acrylic for quick drying and the fact that I'm simply running out of easel space!
This is 5" x 7" on a reclaimed canvas panel. The view was from the webcam on my laptop, hence the blue tones from the reflected light of the screen. Is it perfect? No, far from it. But the more I work on instinct instead of conscious thought for strokes, the better I become.