I’m really itching to paint from the figure and since I don’t have nude people at my beck and call I setup a mirror and paint myself. 

Tonight was still a focus on value and drawing so I just used black on a white canvas. Actually this whole painting was like using charcoal, maybe I should have just used charcoal, it would have been easier.


The Setup



  • Session: 427
  • Work: 405
  • Width: 9"
  • Height: 12"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Self portrait in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:



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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."