April 24 12 / day 114
Self Portrait24 April, 2012
Here’s something I started a while ago. It’s a self portrait, a subject I’ve never been comfortable with… myself.
I’ve actually started many self portraits in the past, only this one has ever been completed or seen the light of day. I’m not sure why I found painting myself hard, maybe other artists have the same issue. I was always taught to paint what you see, not what you think you see. The mind can play tricks on perception and ego also likes to play it’s hand, warping our perception of reality or self into something that’s too perfect or unreal. Painting this piece has given me a fresh perspective on myself and who I am, and taught me that my ego, however big, can’t be in control.