Friday, April 29, 2011

A Zorn Filled Expression



8x6, oil
I love doing self portraits.  In that I am always available to model for myself.  I should have a number across the bottom as it could be an in take photo from the jail archives.  With all that said, I find self portraits to be a wonderful way to experiment with color and paint etc.   This is painted using Blue Black, Vermillon and Yellow Ochre along with titanium white.  This is the palette that Anders Zorn used throughout his life time.  I am just starting to read about him and hopefully next time I post I can tell a little about him.

6 comments:

Linda Nickles said...

This is amazing . . . I really love the color palette, and your loose, expressive brushstrokes. I'm curious to know how long it took to do this painting?

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

This is SUPER! You make the palette work for you with perfection. Brava!

Jane Hunt said...

It's a great piece. It's fun to hear the palette you used - it works well!

Edward Burton said...

This is wonderful, Dori. Love the brushwork.

Shelley Whiting said...

Wow I really love this portrait. It's so expressive and full of character. I love your skin tones the way you did the shadows and the light. Beautiful work.

Stephanie Berry said...

I like the loose handling of the paint and the lighting of this.