Recent self portrait- My struggles

blaze and shade oil on canvas self portrait

I have always struggled with self- portraits and this one was no exception - I often always get the top of my head wrong or some line or the other.

This time I had it in mind to do three heads in one piece. I have been inspired by Robert Liberace and and Alex Powers, when it came to taking this work on. I kept on loooking for the right technique or composition plan to tie the three heads toghether but it kept on looking wrong. Then I finally came up with the kind of "tie" that shows the colours that I love and the kind of freedom that I love to express myself with. Sometimes you can only take such liberties with your self. I have titled it BLAZE AND SHADE ! Which is what I felt it looked like when I finished.

This work is in oil and on a 24" by 30" canvas.
It was purely experimental., after two weeks of trial and error.

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