Saturday, October 12, 2013

A painted selfie

Acrylic on Canvas 50 x 75cm
Painting a selfie is not so easy because you think you know your own face so well, but perhaps you don't.

I had several tries for this one. I painted the first one in dim light using a tiny mirror. It was very gray and  I didn't like it much so I painted over it in green.

Six months later I found the canvas and started again, this time from a photo. It morphed, then morphed again.

Now it looks like me. Well I thought that before too, so maybe it will morph again. Or I could scrape it back to an earlier version. No, maybe not.
 Paintings from a mirror are what I see, which is the mirror image of what everyone else sees.

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