Bottle and Glass of Wine

Bottle and glass of wine
























For the first time in over two years… I’ve produced a painting.

I’ve had a couple of writing projects reach a point where I can’t, for the moment, push them any further: and rewrites on another are still happening in my head rather than on the page. So, whilst I’m taking a (very) brief hiatus from writing, I thought I’d crank out a painting.

Self Portrait No1

Not the best photograph, admittedly, but I’ll take another when the paint is dry.

It’s surprisingly hard trying to capture something of yourself. Mistakes, I’ve made a few. The nose is too long and aquiline, which forces the upper lip to be too large. But there are moments of structure and light I’m reasonably pleased with.

Self Portrait No1

Oil on canvas, 20x20, 2012