At her unique and wonderful blog, Artists Paint Themselves, Deborah Ross states: "Artists spend a lot of time painting other people and places, but what happens when an artist paints him/herself? I thought it would be fun to invite other artists to post their own self portraits."
What a great idea. The blog is wonderful, the paintings are varied and creative. Links are included so you can see other works of artists you like. I'd strongly recommend a visit.
I am especially grateful to Deb for posting my self-portrait today on her blog. I am honored that my effort is included with so many beautiful paintings, and among works by artists far more experienced than myself.
Just so you know, my mother says that I am better looking than my self-portrait shows. Thanks, mom. My brother-in-law takes this a bit further. He says that in the painting I look like a serial killer. That, I suppose, is an apt description of the intense gaze of a guy trying to paint himself in the mirror. Next time, I'll just have to paint my lighter side..
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