Frank Auerbach, "Self Portrait". Note how he has worked over an interesting surface.  How can you prepare your working surface before you draw on it?

Frank Auerbach (b. Self Portrait charcoal on paper collage laid down on card 30 x x Executed in 1958

FRANK AUERBACH B. 1931 E.O.W., 1972 oil on board 10 x 6 inches 25.4 x 15.2 cm

FRANK AUERBACH B., 1972 oil on board 10 x 6 inches x cm - I like this image as the brushstrokes alone provide a lot of texture to the painting, almost giving it a feel.

Frank Auerbach, oil on canvas. The strong brush strokes created by frank auerbach helps to create a textured bold painting.

Frank Auerbach, oil on canvas. Have always loved his extravagant brush strokes ands distorted shapes.

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Frank Auerbach: "If you are in bed with somebody, you are aware of their substance in some way in terms of their weight. I actually think that is the difference between good paintings and less good ones, whatever their idiom.

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red-lipstick: “ Sophie Derrick - Auerbach To The Future, 2008 Digital C-Type Print with overlying Oil Paint ”

Frank Auerbach - HEAD OF EOW., SKETCH II, (oil on board) 1961

Frank Auerbach, Early Works 1954 – exhibition installed by independent curator and art historian Catherine Lampert will feature eighteen works from private collections, oil paintings and charcoal drawings, some not seen for over thirty years.

blastedheath: Frank Auerbach (British, b. 1931), Head of Leon Kossoff, 1956. Charcoal and chalk on paper, 76 x 56 cm.

blastedheath: Frank Auerbach (British, b. Head of Leon Kossoff, Charcoal and chalk on paper, 76 x 56 cm.

Frank Auerbach in his own words - Telegraph

Frank Auerbach in his own words

As an exhibition of his early work opens, the great British artist Frank Auerbach describes what some of his paintings mean to him.