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Self portrait ideas – Fauvistic colors

During recent painting lessons, I wanted to try something new. I decided to go for another self portrait, but at the start I didn’t really know how to give a fresh spin to it. So I just started, and every painting session colors started to get more intense. During the different sessions, I got some good help from my teacher. Together…

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Valentin Serov portrait study in oil paint

During recent painting lessons, I made a study of a wonderful portrait of Russian portrait painter Valentin Serov. What I often like about Serov’s portraits, are the original poses he chose for his models. The portrait he made of Konstantin Korovin (the ‘First Russian Impressionist‘, 1861 – 1939), shows a man who looks relaxed and casual for his time. Below,…

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