I've been asked about self portraits before. I've had the desire to dip my toes into that pond but never found the time to explore it fully due to other projects. Or perhaps I haven't allowed myself the time because I struggled with feeling it might be a bit too self-indulgent to paint images of myself. I did include a child figure (partly hidden behind a table) that represents me in En la Cocina and a photograph of my mouth in a constructed tongue-in-cheek piece titled John.
Today I came into the studio without any ideas. I asked my facebook followers "What to paint today?" to which one replied "A man with a beard." Hey, I've got one of those!
OK. Here's my first "official" selfie.