Self Portraits, long overdue

Last summer, I began embarking in my fine-art career once again. I started with self portraits, glazing oils on top of acrylic monochromatic underpaintings.

I got really into my underpainting for one of my self portraits, so that piece was left unfinished, in a sense. I moved on to a second portrait where I did glaze oils on top. What a nice change it has been to play with oil paint again! I can’t wait to do so again soon:

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Before painting these portraits, I began with a simple pear still life. As well as a tomato, painted on masonite board. Pear painting to come, but here is a snapshot of the tomato (4×6″ approximately):

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