Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2011 Self Portrait

I've decided to set myself the challenge of doing at least one self portrait a year. For one as a model, I'm free to hire and can't complain about the sitter not sitting still!

Rembrandt was famous for his self portraits- probably more-so than any other artist. What he left was a series of work that not only charts his progress as an artist, but also his progress through life as you gradually see him ageing and in various moods as life throws things at him.

http://www.rembrandtpainting.net/rembrandt_self_portraits.htm

check it out

Any way here's my effort! A rather quick one at about 2hrs



Self portrait 2011
Pastel on Sennelier card
8x10 inches

2 comments:

Levonne said...

You are obviously very talented!

Alan Furneaux. said...

Hi Ryan. Great solid work. Alan