Harsh

Another in the self-portrait series.  This one reflects a moment of angst, appropriate to experimenting with the drama of harsh lighting. Photographing this oil painting was a chore.  The gloss from the painting medium produced not only glare, but dots of shine reflecting the layers of medium on the raised bits of canvas texture, even […]

Facelift

It’s been many years since I’ve worked on a self portrait.  It was time.  I’ve decided on a limited series, in order  to experiment.  This first oil painting is pretty straight forward, but distortions abound.   It’s a manual facelift.  Here’s the progression.  The changes in expression are awfully funny, (at least to me).  I’ve […]