Self Portrait

Haven't done an oil painting in quite a while so I decided to try one. This is a self portrait on 12"x16" linen. I tried to use a complimentary color scheme, utilizing both cool greens and warm reds. Not sure if I succeeded in doing this but I consider it a practice study. I do think that some of the flesh tones I chose are a little strong so I know to tone them down a little in the future. I used a lot of greens in shadow areas like the facial hair, eyebrows, and shadow areas...and the background. Any critiques are appreciated by painters. I may re-photograph this when it dries...it was a pain with all of the glare from wet paint. Aside from the technical details, I had a lot of fun on this. I forgot how much I love painting. :) 12"x16" Oils on Belgian Linen A variety of brushes 15 hours

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Wendy Law 13 Jan 2012

Brian - you are amazing

Debi Day 13 Jan 2012

you are an amazing artist! I hope to one day be a master like you!

Anonymous Guest 27 Aug 2011

Looks great. I love the earth tones and the negative space. Wonderful job.

Liz Robinson 23 Aug 2011

I wouldn't change a thing Brian, I love the colrouration here.

Artist Reply: Thank you Liz :)

Claude J Morrissette 23 Aug 2011

You have certainly done a super painting here....love your idea of reds and greens....they sure worked for you! Congrats Brian!

Artist Reply: Thank you Claude..appreciate it :)