Daily Self-Portraits: Week 2

This week I decided to follow just my intuition and to work in some other materials and with stronger emphasis on surface and additive and subtractive painting. I focused more on broken colors and limited palette.

Learnings:

  • With a more experimental approach like in my sketchbooks I got a loose approach.
  • Experimenting with oil sticks was fun – challenging on one hand as they seems quite messy to handle. I started to work with them in a drawing mode with subsequent more painterly approach
  • Due to the scope of my daily paintings I worked alls-prima i.e. no layering. To work further I need to apply a different approach and spend more time than just one day /a few hours on one painting.
  • I feel that I understand better the materiality differences of media (fluidity and impasto)
  • As I focused more on the foreground (figure) I need to look beyond and see how to integrate the surrounding space more successfully.

Plan for next week:

Applying a more focused approach and reference to other artists

newest on the top.

#14 Painted in oil:

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #14: oil on paper (48x36cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #14: oil on paper (48x36cm)

#13 Painted in oil sticks and tizanwhite with substantial amount of linseed oil:

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #13: oil sticks on paper (40x30cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #13: oil sticks on paper (40x30cm)

#12 Painted in acrylic paint on primed paper:

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #12: acrylic on paper (40x30cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #12: acrylic on paper (40x30cm)

#11 Painted in oil sticks on paper:

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #11: oil sticks on paper (40x30cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #11: oil sticks on paper (48x36cm)

#10 Painted in ink (ochre and indigo), white gouache and salt for surface texture with a wide brush (2 in):

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #10: ink and white gouache on paper (40x30cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #10: ink and white gouache on paper (40x30cm)

#9 Painted in ink (ochre and indigo) and white gouache with a wide brush (2 in) – starting with wet surface:

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #9: ink and white gouache on paper (40x30cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #9: ink and white gouache on paper (40x30cm)

The following sequence shows the painting progress of above painting. I believe all of them have its own characteristics and different appear. Actually I am wondering whether step#2 is not the most accurate own concerning mood, expression and closest match. The following steps perhaps just a meandering across the surface and to see what else can be discovered.

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait: progress #9

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait: progress #9

#8 Painted in watercolour (siena and ochre) with a fine brush – at times dry brush technique:

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #8: watercolor on paper (42x30cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #8: watercolor on paper (42x30cm)

 

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