Saturday, September 15, 2012
Self portrait 3 September 12
There is a Dutch artist called Philip Akkerman who only ever paints himself and most of the time it is a full up front face filling the canvas. The last account I read of him was that he had around 3,000 paintings - all self portraits. He uses different techniques and styles and it's an interesting idea. Personally though I like to take breaks from painting myself. However, the advantage of ourselves as a model is that we are always there and don't charge anything! I also like how each painting turns out slightly differently. These three were painted in quick succession for example, so it was the same face, same lighting, same mood, but 3 different paintings.