Have you ever done or thought about doing your own self-portrait? How would you go about it? Both Vincent and me use the same technique. We set up in front of a mirror and paint what we see. The problem with this is - you end up with a reverse image of yourself. That’s why in most of Van Gogh’s self-portraits, with an easel, Vincent appears left handed. In this case Vincent has Re-painted his left hand holding the palette in an attempt to show us, not what he sees in the mirror, but what you would see if you saw him at the easel. Neat. Now go look in the mirror.


March 19, 2015

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