Lucian Freud The Self-Portraits
This was one of my favourtie exhibitions this year with the thick glupy paint and the increadable self portraits so up close to Lucian Freud. The intensity of the figure so scrutinised and painted in shades of limited pallet it was so precious to see these paintings up close.
I could spend hours looking into the abstract paint marks and worked faces and sculpteured figures. I was inspired to paint some self portraits myself. Self portraits I find extreemly hard. It somehow is so much harder to paint a face you think you know so well. when you look and have to scrutinise yourself for the intensity of hours he did it really forces you to confront yourself.
Here are a couple I tried of myself. I am not feeling very confident with them so I am going to paint some more over the coming year.