My first oil painting Rembrandt 18x24 oil on canvas After Self Portrait by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, a famous Dutch painter (1606-1669). I painted this as part of my college experience over 30 years ago, the date on the back of the painting is 4-79. I studied Rembrandt and his techniques for 6 months, I even cooked my own "black oil", but if I continued this process I would still be painting my second picture. So I used my own process, I used modern paints and mediums on this and future paintings. The glare is probably caused by the varnish that I applied 8 years ago.