I don't particularly like doing self portraits, but I haven't done one in years, and I figured it's a good thing to add to my collection. And perhaps it is something I can show later in an exhibition or two. I also thought that it would be a good update for where I am now as an artist. The last self portrait I did was many years ago when I was very much an amateur, and as you might suspect, it looked very amateurish. Hopefully, now, this self portrait will portray me in a much more sophisticated light as a much more sophisticated artist. And, for that matter, it will be painted using a way more sophisticated technique and method.
|Self Portrait (The Artist), underpainting detail.|