Self-Portrait Exhibition - jury-selected exhibition of over 100 self portraits!

Just dropped off my two self-portraits "April" and "May" for the exhibition this coming weekend organised by de Nederlandse Portretprijs. Over 100 works were jury-selected, and there are some super works amongst them! It's going to be a wonderful exhibition and I am honoured to hang amongst the other pieces!

The opening is on Friday 31 August at 16h.

Address: Loods 6, KNSM laan 143, 1019 LB Amsterdam.

The exhibition itself is open 11- 17h Friday 31/8 to Sunday 2/9.

I will be at the opening, and occasionally over the weekend. Hope to see you there!

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"April"

This one is frontal, centred. I'm often drawn to central compositions. The light in my studio is warm so the palette remained quite warm. I always just start somewhere with self portraits and see what I can work out during the process, instead of starting with a fixed idea. That is one of the aspects that is quite liberating about painting yourself.

"May", 18 x 24 cm

I painted this in two quick sessions in my studio, just painting what I saw, no under drawing or underpainting, merely responding to what I could see and working it out on the canvas. The result is quite loose and expressive, with again a relatively warm palette.

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