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This is a self portrait of me painted alla prima over a period of three hours.

Oil on stretched canvas

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62cm x 82cmFor up to 15% off get in touch and ask me for a discount code!


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I remember once someone telling me that the old masters used to do self portraits as a way of saying "Hey! Look how good I am! this painting of me actually looks like me", in a much more refined way of course. I couldnt help but think of that painting this. Self portraits are intrinsicly self reflective. You end up seeing a lot more of yourself than you intend on. I've always found portraits to be an exploration of the person i'm painting and i really felt that with this. It was fascinating.

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Oil on double primed, stretched canvass

Pensive (2015)

$473.38 Sold

  • Oil painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 32.28 × 24.41 × 0.79 in (unframed) / 32.28 × 24.41 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front
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