Tuesday 22 April 2014

Self Portrait for competition

Anthony Greentree. Acrylic on canvas 50 x 60cm
I am halfway through my theme of paintings for 'The Eternal Now' The next piece has a dual purpose, mainly because I am entering the Sky Arts Portrait competition. The entry requirement is to produce a self portrait. So over the Easter weekend I set up a mirror in my little studio and gradually produced the portrait.

small photo of the set up for the Self portrait.
I have to say this was one of my toughest challenges so far. I think mainly because I set a little pressure on myself to try and get it right. I went though a lot of frustration and doubt to get there, as there were some moments I looked at it and questioned the way it was working. But eventually I have come up with what I feel represents something that I is in keeping with my approach to painting at this moment in time. (if that makes any sense!)

The self portrait is also part of the themed collection of paintings I am producing and also a slight change in the way I am portraying the subjects and composition.

I will be over the moon even if I only manage to make it to the heat stages, but art is a very subjective thing so who knows! :}>
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