A sketch; a curiosity.
The sketch stayed in my A3 pad until I used the same pad to make the recent self portrait in makeup.
I posted it on an online gallery as a curiosity, and was encouraged to work it up into a painting. I thought about it, and decided to make it a bit of an experiment; I stuck newspaper (culled from local publications) to an inexpensive canvas, and started off with Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine and Titanium White:
Then I expanded on the colours, using glaze medium in some places, and a knife elsewhere. I ended up covering pretty much all of the newsprint.
I added a bit more newspaper and finished the painting last night:
Triple Self Portrait at Eleven Years' Remove
Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20"
06 November 2013