|Self portrait November 2012|
The lighting conditions varied a great deal throughout the two hour session. With it being a winter afternoon I started the portrait with natural daylight coming through the windows and the warm electric lights on, and when I finished it was completely dark outside so I was totally reliant on the warm lighting.
My favourite bits are the orange on the ear, and the wispy bits of hair.
It's received lots of favourable comments on Facebook today which is nice, with some people remarking on how serious or stern I look in it. Well I have to tell you all my self-portraits have always looked intense and serious. It's called concentration! Try peering at yourself in a mirror for two hours while attempting to capture what you're seeing in that reflection on canvas, all the while trying not to shift position, and colour mixing and the rest... and I think you'll see the same 'self portrait expression'!
I had a really fun day in the SAA's tv studio filming the web clip. I don't know whether the edited four minute video will be any good or not but one things for sure- you'll be the first to know! :-)