Friday, April 20, 2012

Self Portrait

In class, we did a self portrait. I was inspired by a French artist that does portraits in oil paint with palette knife. I used the medium of oil paint and used palette knife to apply to paint to the canvas. I used a color scheme of cool colors. I made my body a darker shade of blue and made my face lighter. I used various light cool colors for the highlights on the face. I used dark cool colors for the shadows. The background has a sense of business, but there are not specific shapes in the background. This painting is impressionistic, not showing every detail in the face.

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