It's been awhile since I've done a self-portrait.  I'll be 55 soon and it seemed like the right time to tackle this again. 

For this piece I used a palette knife and toothpick to apply the paint instead of brushes.  And this time I tried yet another white: Winsor & Newton Flake White Hue.  It's definitely easier to work with than their Foundation White but it is much oilier than I'd like.  Next time I may mix equal amounts of the two and hopefully reach a happy medium.

Self Portrait with a Paper Towel; oil on linen; 13.5" x 8"


Olga said...

That's lovely. Beautifully executed in a delightful size.

Mary Nagel Klein said...

Thank you so much, Olga!