Wednesday, January 4, 2012

self portrait

I did this in oils on un primed illustration board- I wasn't sure how it would go, but as soon as i saw how absorbent it was and what this did to my brushstrokes, I decided to adopt a different process. This is the result of that.


  1. cool! looks like a Carriere or early Vuillard.

    a lot of the Nabis and Post-Impressionists worked on stuff like cardboard to get these kinds of effects.

  2. If your illustration board was unprimed its going to degrade as the oils soak into it.

  3. vincent, interesting! I think I might try those surfaces sometime.

    Anon, definitely, I can't think of anything less archival! Haha.