Ah, when did I do this painting? Two, three years ago? Ah well, this was another assignment back in ye school days. The class: life painting (do your life drawings, kids); the assignment: a master copy of a portrait.
I chose a self portrait of French artist Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863). Now I have to confess -and no one tell my teacher this- I only put 9 hours into this painting. And this is 9 hours all in one bite. I remembering starting 5pm, in the apartment living room (NEVER paint oil where food is commonplace), and "finishing" 2pm the following day. I'm sure if I gave myself a few more hours, I'd be able to add the subtle charm the original has.
|Self Portrait, 1837|
|Got a B grade on it. Not bad for 9 hours.|