Self Portrait in Blue

This painting started with ultramarine blue heavily diluted with a satin varnish. I smeared the paint around the canvas with a small piece of board instead of a brush. The marks left by the board gave a few hints of a face. Two small patches had been left almost clear of paint – they were in just the right place for eyes.

With a few adjustments, the addition of some scratched lines and some more painting, I had the following image.


note: this is not the blue painting I referred to in the earlier post “Blue is the Colour”.