Monday, December 29, 2008

Self Portrait in Watercolor

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

1 comment:

Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters said...

I am enjoying the self portraits! I like both ...and this one is especially beautiful.