Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Bringing Back the Oldies

So Sam and Steph reminded me of a painting today. One that I did in Art Fundamentals that I'm pretty proud of and would like to share with everyone here. It's a self portrait that we had to paint using three methods or theories that we learned in our colour theory class. I chose a triatic colour choice, primary colours, and chiaroscuro.

I really like how well it turned out. Throughout the years I've been trying to get a good grasp of chiaroscuro because one of my favourite artists, and influences, is Caravaggio. If you haven't heard of him, it will be worth your while to look up some of his works. Amazing.

I should probably add that this was painted traditionally with acrylic on paper.