My children asked me: “Why do you want to paint yourself?” A good question.
My answer can only be: “Just because everybody else does it.”
I did go and read about self-portraits. People go into serious studies on this topic.
The best reason for doing a self-portrait I read about, was in the 1500’s. For the struggling artist it was a cheap model to paint!
No, I am not on a self-study, I just saw someone else’s self-portrait and thought I should try it too!
oil on canvas