Still feeling really challenged by learning the figure.  Reminds of a quote by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, “Do something every day that scares you.”  I need this.  I took snap shots as I progressed so I could review with my teacher Al Tofanelli (at l’Atelier aux Couleurs), so he could advise me.  It’s interesting, I think a personal style in portraiture is emerging at a faster pace than landscape.  Not sure why.  Enjoy!

Self-Portrait, Oil on Linen, 12x10"
Self-Portrait, Oil on Linen, 12x10"

And here’s the video on YouTube

6 thoughts on “Self-Portrait, Video Demo

  1. Steve Doherty says:

    Ed. Great to see this painting in progress. I really like the rich palette that pushes the warm tones because they really create a sense of life and vitality. Congratulations.

  2. Thanks, Steve! I wondered if it was too warm, but perhaps not.

    Looking forward to incorporating more figure in my landscape and bring new life/perspective to my work.

    Al Tofanelli is a great teacher. Don’t know if you’ve seen his work ( He’s getting ready for a solo exhibition at the Napa Museum of Art in March, I believe. I’m looking forward to it.

  3. Hey, I recognize that guy; great job, Ed! Nice to see the snap shots building up the painting. You did a great job in class today too; you start your paintings well. I’d like to see what you would do with a six hour pose. Try it! See you next week.

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