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My first oil painting



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.