Today in artclass, I hid myself in a dark corner with a mirror and a lamp, to make a dramatic clair obscur (light-dark) self portrait. I started by covering the whole canvas in burnt umber, and wiping out the light bits with a rag. This is the picture on the right. Then, in the wet paint and only in the light, I added some colour. It was very difficult to judge what I was actually smearing on, because of the low light. The whole thing turned out pretty yellow. I like the addition of the scarf though.