I didn't expect to feel unsettled by painting self portraits.
Even more than any other painting subject, in painting myself I am forced to determine how much I will reveal about myself. Will I strip down to my least hidden self? And, if I do, will anyone notice or care?
"If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint." Edward Hopper
Self Portrait 3, 18 x 24, watercolor on Arches 140# Rough