A head and shoulder portrait of the artist in the light of an English winter.
The red-orange glow from a light illuminates the features and exposes other areas to a cold hard light.
It is an image of quiet scrutiny, the result of looking for surface details.
The background is whitewashed and attention drawn to the surface of skin and knitwear. Precise brushwork gives way to looser marks and blending.
Acrylic on Linen
50 x 70cm
Signed on reverse with exhibition labels
In a private collection
Exhibition: Ruth Borchard Self Portrait 2017, Piano Nobile, Kings Place London.