After watching a documentary on Rembrandt on Youtube I was inspired to do a self portrait. But I didn’t feel a need to go deep into color or thick paint so I just had fun with black and reductive painting. Focusing only on getting the drawing and values as correct as possible. I’m really happy with how it turned out.


  • Session: 423
  • Work: 401
  • Width: 9"
  • Height: 12"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Self Portrait in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."