Group portrait assignment based on a selfie. Had to expand the image content on the right side because it was cropped too narrow. Part of the back of the head and the ear had to improvise. The whole painting process took about 5 sessions. I placed the finished painting in a handmade float frame with chalk primer, which I sanded to a soft matte finish.


→ “”BeachTrio”, 40 x 30 cm, oil on wood body.
→ Discipline: Studio oil painting based on a selfie.

Final piece, 40 x 30 cm, oil on wood
Simplifing the most important feature of the face.
Generating dynamic impressions with fast brush strokes.
Achieve a realistic impression with bold brush strokes
Stay painterly - no value excess - no sharp edges on unimportant areas
Leave objects out of the main interest in a kind of unfinished and sketchy state.