Saturday, July 7, 2012
"Self portrait in Mink Hat"
oil painting by Robin Dodge
Photograph by Mel Shockner
My inspiration was the way in which Manet's portrait subjects look out from the canvas engaging the viewer with the unspoken language found in eye contact.
My design strategy was to create a self portrait that had an undercurrent of influence which I expressed through the pose and the look out.
My work process was to use looser brush strokes and a simple color pallet.