Saturday, February 20, 2010
This self portrait is my answer to Alice Thompson's invitation to any artists wishing to participate in her first challenge. I felt I had to, and wanted to participate in Alice's project, because she was a tremendous help to me getting started with my blog, and her support has always been fabulous. The criteria was to do a self portrait using only one colour along with black and white. I chose Phthlo blue. I am also supposed to explain why I chose the colour I used. After looking at my reference photo which was shot outdoors in my snowy front yard, I decided that blue was the predominent hue which I was picking up as I squinted at the photo. Normally I would have chosen a warmer colour like burnt sienna, but the thought of using blue intrigued me. You can see the other artist submissions at Calypso Moon Artist Movement. Thanks Alice for taking the time and making a huge effort to get this going.
oil on masonite 5" x 7"