12 x 24″, Oil on Canvas
Another expressive self-portrait! I love the brushstrokes and the texture in this painting, and the color palette Claire used is very effective–it’s cold and distant. I also like the fact that she freed herself a little bit from proper technique and let the facial features float around some. We’re not talking a De Kooning level of technique abandonment, but I think it’s an important lesson and it has proven to be successful here.