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Selfportrait study II

4 Feb 2013
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We continued , some of my students and, I , to take the the self portrait study a step forward to a more representational way. We really enjoy this part

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Charlie Gunn wrote
on 4 Feb 2013 3:04 PM

Very good.

richard j t wrote
on 4 Feb 2013 3:29 PM

Awesome and unique portrait.

cholzschuh wrote
on 4 Feb 2013 4:04 PM

very interestig self portrait.....I just had a conversation about self portraits and the weird intensity that is achieved from staring into a ends up being more about how artist "looks hard" (or with concentration) than what is within them...their personality or least this is what I think...your brushstrokes and color choices tell more about you than the image ....

jfgarcia wrote
on 4 Feb 2013 4:54 PM


on 4 Feb 2013 5:54 PM

Wow! It is great! I love the expression and the colors! I like it! Like it! 

RAUL wrote
on 4 Feb 2013 9:29 PM

Charile Thanks!

Richard Thank you!

Christina, David Leffel has a book on selfportraits and he encourage people to do as many as you can. This is the first time i do one staring myself on the mirror, and I guess you are right, the tendency is to be more focus on strokes, color light, than in what this "person" is feeling. I thought it was because of the eyes of my students were on me all the time but I realize that I ´ll need more experience to convey emotions also. Thank you for commenting it was enlighten!


Gracias Jose!

Letyu muchas gracias por tan entusiasta comentario!

Celia Blanco wrote
on 5 Feb 2013 1:27 AM

Raul, I love the mix of realism and abstract background. Incredible work!

elisabeth46 wrote
on 5 Feb 2013 10:42 AM

Marvellous painting! the brushstrokes(background) and the few extra touches of red, enhancing it all!

wetpaperfan wrote
on 5 Feb 2013 4:11 PM

This is such a good self portrait.   I read recently that we don't see our selves as others do because when we look in a mirror our face is reversed  so does this make it a reverse of what others see????  

Great job.

on 5 Feb 2013 7:19 PM

A wonderful painting!

RAUL wrote
on 6 Feb 2013 2:38 AM

Celia many thanks!


Elizabeth thank you , you are right the red touches are made intentionally!

Wet paper thank for commenting. I´´ve given some thought and you are right, if we see ourselves in a normal mirror the reflection is not what other people see. You have to see yourself in two mirrors forming a 90 degreees angle then you can se yourself the way other people see you. Does this happen with a photo? mhhh.

Alexandra, thank you!!

on 6 Feb 2013 9:01 AM


RAUL wrote
on 6 Feb 2013 4:05 PM

Thanks David!

on 6 Feb 2013 10:41 PM

Well done!  Very interesting selfportrait !

RAUL wrote
on 7 Feb 2013 10:26 PM

Thank you Ciusca!