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I set myself a number of challenges with this self-portrait. I have done a few self-portraits previously – they were either painted or drawn in this style which I have developed. Predominantly, I use triangular shapes to create a portrait. Those shapes are quite straight forward to work with in male portraits, and those portraits were my most successful paintings or drawings so far. Using triangles for a female portrait is tricky, because the female beauty is often found in its softness and curves. This was the first challenge. The second one is the way I perceive myself. When I look in the mirror I see an aging woman with wrinkles, hot flushes, and many other imperfections. In some of my previous work, that was what I painted or drew. For this portrait, I decided to use a photo which was taken at a fancy dress party. I painted it in triangles, although I thoroughly considered myself, even with the same imperfections and hot flushes. It was not easy, and it took about three weeks to complete it. I have chosen oil paint for this work, though I worked with acrylics, graphite or charcoal in the past. That was my third challenge. It significantly slowed down the process of painting, but I wanted to experience the feeling of mixing colours on canvas.

Materials used:

I have used oil paint.

Self-portrait (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Tamara Savchenko from United Kingdom

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