Painting - Acrylic On Canvas
This is my first painting in 2013. It is a self-portrait, entitled "The Artist." It portrays me, Cyril Maza, painting on canvas. It is an acrylic 24" X 36" portrait painting on canvas. I finished this painting on January 13, 2013.
A friend of mine asked me how I managed to paint myself here. "Were you looking at a mirror when you painted this," she asked. Well, I was not. I actually got a photograph of myself, taken by my wife, painting our own version of Renoir's "Two Sisters on the Terrace." I used that photograph as a starting point. I copied that picture, but changed the background color, added the table, the glass jar, the paint tubes, and the brushes. And, instead of showing the unfinished version of Renoir's painting, I showed a landscape with clouds, mountain, trees, and a lake.
This painting has/had been featured in the following groups:
1.) Self-Taught Artists: February 2013
2.) Asian Artists: March 2013
3.) Artists News: April 2013
4.) Memories and Nostalgia: May 2013
5.) Excellent Self-Taught Artists: July 14, 2013
6.) Comfortable Art: July 21, 2013
February 9th, 2013
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