completed july 2015. this is my first experience in painting in oils,which i painted with the assistance of fellow artist & friend Graham Martin. This self portrait is a important milestone in my artistic development, discovering the wonderful glowing, vibrant & diverse nature of oil medium. My palette consisted of ultra marine blue, burnt sienna, burnt umber, naples yellow, cadmium red , alizarin red, violet & titanium white. I can see how much i have progressed in more recent portraits since attending oil painting classes at studio 2 boscombe with Christina .