Classical self portrait for critique

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by catherinecreaney » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:07 pm

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Hi thought I'd put forward this self portrait for criticism. It took me ages!!! Working on a similar piece now which again is taking ages...ah well I always think the tortoise wins the race and all...

Hope you like it :)

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PostRe: Classical self portrait for critique

by jeanniezelos » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:13 am

I saw this on your site and love it. how did you get that texture effect round the edge? i love the way it frames the subject and yet is part of it.

what medium is it?
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PostRe: Classical self portrait for critique

by catherinecreaney » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:52 am

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I created that effect using a mix of oil paint with some painters medium, which I always use when doing classical painting as it makes things more glossy and rich looking and helps with blending :) I also used quite a soft acrylic paintbrush (pro arte) to help create the raised effect.

Glad you like it :)

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PostRe: Classical self portrait for critique

by jamarick » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:01 am

A really beautiful painting Catherine well done


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PostRe: Classical self portrait for critique

by mikeallen » Thu May 27, 2010 9:16 am

Well done - this certainly looks different - in a good way.

What will you do with - sell it, exhibit it - keep it for your portfolio.

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PostRe: Classical self portrait for critique

by catherinecreaney » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:28 am

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I exhibited it in an Annual Exhibition of Irish Art called the Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition held in Belfast and I sold it in this exhibition. It's a piece I learnt a lot from creating and I am presently painting a follow up piece in a similar style where I aim to maybe try out for somewhere further a field like say London, it's gonna have to be good though, way better than the fallen feather...ahwell I like a challenge ;)

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