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“Self Portrait VI”, Complete

January 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Acrylic painting of myself.
Self Portrait VI | Acrylic on Pastelbord | 9 x 12"

For a first go with the medium, I’m pleased enough. And I liked working with the stuff enough that I’ll do another. I certainly feel a good deal more confident with it, and learned A LOT over the course of this painting – figuring out that I could do a colored wash over the opaque layers that already existed was a game changer. And a forehead slapper, too.

Tags: Acrylics · Adult Portraits · Completed Work

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 PhilippeSysmans // Jan 17, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I think that although it lacks the detail you have in your colored pencil drawings, this truely is a work of art. Before I always admired you for being true to the reference photograph and being an amazing pencil master. But now that I’ve realised that you are an artist as well, I have no choice but to keep on giving in to my addiction of checking your blog daily (even during my exams right now you see :) )

    Great result man!! I’m glad that you discoverd a new medium which fits you. Nevertheless, I’ll be watching out for the colored pencil tutorial and new works! :)

    With my utmost respect

    (forgive me for any errors regarding the language, english is evidently not my native language)

  • 2 Jeanette // Jan 17, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Nice one Steve! You’ve done an amazing job for a first portrait in acrylics. I know you’ll go from strength to strength in this medium.

    What’s on the easel next?

  • 3 S.G. Chipman // Jan 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    @Philippe – Thank you sir, much appreciated. Don’t worry about your English, it’s better than mine! :)

    @Jeanette – Thanks – that means a lot coming from a painter like yourself. Up next – your Clementine :)

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