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Self portrait

Self portrait
Photo Description:
A self portrait in oil paint on a 70cmX100cm wooden board. I painted with thick layers of paint using a large brush and palette knife, and worked within a fixed time frame of 6 hours. I wanted to challenge myself to see how fast I'd be able to work, sculpting and layering the paint until I was pleased with the result. I added the letter "T" into the background, scratching into the paint, drawing with a pencil and painting it onto the wood, to echo Cy Twombly's work and the writing he often includes in the background of his paintings.
Tove Barnes , 17 yrs
Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre