A self-portrait with another self-portrait and my last painting as a background.

Foreground: Nude, pastel drawing on watercolor paper, private collection Europe
Background: YouMe, oil on canvas, private collection Australia

I reluctantly did this self-portrait, it was one of the compulsory themes for my final exam in Portraiture Photography. My teacher told us to come with something creative and interesting, and gave us some amazing examples from the previous years. I left this till the last moment because nothing interesting crossed my mind. In the end I took my last drawing for Chris Orchard’s life drawing class and my last painting and did this. I used the natural light which was coming from the balcony from my right side. The image wasn’t “photoshoped”.
Finally when I got up there in front to talk about my work, I was surprised to see that this work was everyone’s favorite. It was the least prepared of all my works. It was selected to be published on the school website, and not long after, The Advertiser news paper, called me to publish it. My agent printed it on a large canvas, which was sold during South Australian Living Artists Festival.


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  • cheetaah
    cheetaahover 6 years ago

    fantastic, great work.

  • Valerie Simms
    Valerie Simmsover 6 years ago


  • Shree
    Shreeover 6 years ago

    oh wow….what an artwork….amazing artistic skills and great sense of expressions…..

  • karldenton
    karldentonover 6 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant and beautiful work!

  • Kurt  Tutschek
    Kurt Tutschekover 6 years ago

    excellent – very creative

  • mufa
    mufaover 6 years ago

    Really impressive art in art!

  • hank44
    hank44over 6 years ago

    fantastic work !!

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 6 years ago

    simply impressive and what a beautiful model

  • Imber
    Imberover 6 years ago

    Very nice work! Bravo!

  • Bernadette Burke
    Bernadette Burkeover 6 years ago

    such a great idea with combining the 3 works. nice job

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