Inspired by this month’s Creative Every Day theme, self, I decided to start a new self portrait today. Can you tell what kind of mood I’m in?
I’ve done tons of self portraits, my whole life long. I like making portraits, and I’m always the most available subject. I’m doing this one (like most of my self portraits) by looking in a mirror. I like working from life when I get the chance.
I actually try to curtail the number of self portrait paintings I do, because they are pretty unsellable (and ungiftable). Not that I only do art to be able to sell it, but I have to sell things in order to have room to produce more. And who wants to live in an apartment full of self portraits? That’d be a little creepy. So would giving people portraits of myself as gifts… so yeah, I try to focus on other things. But I’m enjoying this chance to revisit my oldest subject.