Title: New Beginnings
Size: 73cm x 100cm
Material: Oil/Canvas
Date: 2016
Price: $1590
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Another one of the three self-portraits I painted while studying with Rosa Loy in Bad Reichenhall. Being rather fond of props, I had taken the little red hat with me there. However, the "genius loci" stroke quite a bit, since I found the strange jacket in a local shop and parts of the architecture of the old salt mill found their way in the picture as well.
The inclusion of the trash can in the back might allude to leaving some dead weight behind, while putting on a brave face and being somewhat overdressed for the situation, hence the "new beginnings".