Sunday, 1 June 2008
New Youtube video
After the small success of "GUIDO", my first short video on Youtube which is now past 5000 views, I have posted another small production featuring progressive states of a self portrait.
This painting was definetely a challenge: obtaining a likeness in a self portrait painted from the mirror is much harder than looking at someone else's head.
From the mirror one cannot measure or step back while looking simultaneously both at the painting and the subject.There is also the issue of movement: I found myself concentrating on a feature without reealising I was turning my head around a lot.
More than a "how to" video, this is a record of the effort, the frustration, the disappointment, the relief involved in every painting, however small.