Online Hair Booking

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Self-Portrait Oil Painting

I spent the last two days painting this one.
I haven't painted this large size before, so, it was a challenge.

I'm planning to submit this to Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize.
It's almost certain that I won't be selected, but, the exhibition will be at beautiful Montsalvat in Eltham.

Work in progress. 16 x 20 in.

My painting teacher Barbara always encourages me to enter competition.
She said, by doing competition, I will focus more and practise more, and I will have an opportunity to have a look at others' works at the exhibition more intensely, therefore, will learn more.
It's the same as cutting hair.

I tried to use lots of different and thick colours on skin and keep everything else loose and fluid.

It still looks amateurish, but, the deadline is on Friday, so, there's not much time left.
At the end of a day, this is the best I can do at this stage of my painting practice.

No comments: