Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Self Portrait


6x6

Acrylic on Masonite

This is the first self portrait that I have attempted in fifteen years and that was a college assignment. I was so proud of myself in the beginning, it was all about the technique. In the end however the portrait had become just as guarded and manipulated as I suspect many self portraits end up. Wow, there is a lot of baggage that comes along with recreating your own likeness. I guess I should consider any artist that attempts a self portrait a brave soul.

1 comment:

theresamillerwatercolors said...

great portrait! you look like a happy person and you make me smile. i also love your portrait paintings you did earlier, in a playfull mood, "holly", etc have a great day!