Self-Portrait with Birds and Apple Blossoms

Self-portrait with birds and apple blossoms

Ying Huang

I chose birds and apple blossom as the visual elements. I draw apple blossom surround my portrait, and different kinds of birds stand on these apple blossoms. I paint the background as gold is an impressive colour as it create a feeling of luxury. Also, the gold colour create a comparison with the natural elements. I left half of the background as white, as the white part keeps the balance of this painting, it also highlight the portrait on this painting. I chose oil painting as the material, because I like the quality of oil painting. As it can create more fine details than any other painting materials. I also chose gold ink, because it is easy to dry and looks attractive.