Daily Self-Portraits: Week 3

Learnings:

  • Working with palette knife enabled me to work more investigative with additive and subtractive marks
  • With some inspirational references to other artists (#17-21) I was looking into other perspectives of painting.

Plan for next week:

Exploring planes and less drawing in paint.


Inspirational sources: Elizabeth Peyton (#19-21), Jonathan Yeo (#17-18)

newest on the top:

#21: Gouache on paper (30 x 40 cm)

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #21: gouache on paper (40x30cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #21: gouache on paper (40x30cm)

=> working with limited and pale palette with some paint dripping marks holding the paper vertical. Truly a more painterly approach with drawing in paint elements.

#20: Gouache on paper (30 x 40 cm)

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #20: gouache on paper (30x40cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #20: gouache on paper (30x40cm)

=> a bit weird composition

#19: Gouache on acrylic paper (31 x 42 cm)

inspired by Elisabeth Peyton

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #19: gouache on paper (31x42cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #19: gouache on paper (31x42cm)

=> today I am frustrated, don’t get shapes or values right. Figured out that I fiddle too much around – just stopped working on it. No likeliness. Keep it like it is – perhaps I will use it in the future as background paper.

#18: Acrylic on acrylic paper (48 x 36 cm)

 

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #18: acrylic on paper (48x36cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #18: acrylic on paper (48x36cm)

=> splitting the paper in two half to get to different viewpoints on one page. This let me think about using various viewpoints also for my exercise works.

#17: Acrylic on primed paper (39 x 27 cm)

inspired by Jonathan Yeo (http://jonathanyeo.com/work/)

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #17: acrylic on primed paper (39x27cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #17: acrylic on primed paper (39x27cm)

=> I really like the visual effect, the tonal range and my investigative approach (is it getting closer to drawing?)

#16: Oil pastels on acrylic primed watercolour paper (35 x 51 cm)

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #16: oil pastels on paper (35x51cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #16: oil pastels on paper (35x51cm)

#15: Dry pastels on PastelCard paper (40 x 30 cm)
=> at the end I unconsciously spoiled some water drops on the painting what eventually I found an intriguing additional visual element. Thus I added some more water drops.

Stefan513593 - daily self-portrait #15: dry pastels on paper (40x30cm)

Stefan513593 – daily self-portrait #15: dry pastels on paper (40x30cm)

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