Background for self-portrait

I think I am putting too much paint on the canvas to start with. I should be building the colours up in layers rather than diving straight in and being too quick.

Too heavy with paint. I like the composition but I don’t like the figures body
Too heavy with paint again and colours too bright and formal
Use of less paint by thinning it out with linseed oil but still too much on the canvas. I realised because I ran out of paint and used what was left on my brush and I preferred the effect I will try again

Published by pamelacravendavies

I’ve always wanted to be an artist for some reason. What ever that means. Perhaps it means being paid to create art or creating art for yourself? I think it would make me happier to paint every day, to loose myself in the process of painting, drawing, making ! Only of course when I am enjoying it and it’s going well! 😇 I like beautiful things around me. I like colour, pattern and texture. I like history, I like to know what has happened in people’s lives, how they have coped with life and what they have done.

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