The Very Slow Selfie

2 May

I carried on with this self portrait I started AGES ago, a very slow selfie. I’m trying to develop my own way of working, rather than copy another artist’s style, which is what I’ve been doing over the past year with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook. I’m trying out different types of brush strokes and different approaches to colour as well. One thing I’ve learnt from the Painting Club is not to be afraid of paint, to try things out because you can always paint over it. Still a ways to go though. Who knows, I might never finish it, maybe I’ll keep on experimenting! I’m using Liquitex acrylic paint onto stretched and primed canvas.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

7 Responses to “The Very Slow Selfie”

  1. Phil Cooper May 4, 2021 at 22:23 #

    Great portrait Rosie, it has real character and I love the brushwork

    • Rosie Scribblah May 5, 2021 at 18:36 #

      Thanks Phil. I’m just going to keep playing with this I think, get used to paint 🙂

  2. Leonie Andrews May 2, 2021 at 23:17 #

    I am ejoying your self exploration. I have just finished reading Jennifer Higgie’s book The Mirror and the Palette, about the history of women painting self-portraits. In particular I was captured by the portraits painted by these artists in their old age. I have been intetested to learn about artist’s like Alice Neel, whose major retrospective is oon at the moment in the US at the met. This is a link to a 30 minute YouTube video on the exhibition.

    • Rosie Scribblah May 4, 2021 at 17:24 #

      Thanks Leonie, I hadn’t seen her work before, it’s fabulous 😀

      • Leonie Andrews May 10, 2021 at 09:35 #

        Isn’t it just. I was also blown away by Maria Lassnig’s portrait You or Me (I think that’s the title), painted when she was 82!

      • Rosie Scribblah May 10, 2021 at 11:10 #

        Thanks, that’s another I’ll have to check out 😀


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