Update: ‘Self-portrait’ is one of DPW Facebook picks of the day!
I have always been hesitant to paint my own portrait. Shyness has been a barrier, but here I am, finally taking the plunge after all these years.
I present to you my first self-portrait since 1998, a small painting of 7 × 5 inches. It is a daunting task to capture one’s own image, but I was captivated by the direct sunset light that illuminated my face and the shadows cast by my reading glasses and scarf.
The same bright orange light is hinted at on the roof of the neighbouring houses. Is this an image of hope? A reflection of my innermost thoughts and feelings?
I can only hope that you will appreciate this honest attempt.