Self portrait 2002

Self portrait 2002

My first self portrait

Photorealist painting - Self Portrait 2002
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I thought I would have a crack at painting a sel-portrait. One of the artists that I admire greatly was Rembrandt and he did a lot of self-portraits. It turned out to be quite difficult. Having a low resolution image to start with didn’t help and then there was my inexperience. Well at least I can say I had a crack at it and learnt along the way.

Dimensions: 60x80cm.
Painted: 2002.
Materials: Acrylic on MDF board.
Availability: This painting is in a private collection.

The story behind Self Portrait 2002

I painted my first self-portrait in 2002 from a very low-resolution image. The camera I had at the time was only capable of capturing a 640x480px image.

Photorealist painting - Self Portrait 2002 - Source image
Source image 640x408px

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