I have to admit, it's the first time i've attempted a self-portait. Being a self-taught artist i probably haven't done all the exercises that most students of art are requested to do, i'm sure self-portraits are inevitably with in the syllabus. However, for any budding artists out there, i thoroughly recommend attempting a self-portait.
For me i started off setting out to paint something in me that i felt, i guess i was trying to tell a part of a story but what actually is turning out is it is illustrating something that has been apparent throughout my life. It is like looking into the mirror of part of your soul, well for me anyway, it was very enlightening. It has shown me a mistake i have made repeatedly throughout my life. When that stares you straight in the face it becomes less easy to ignore. Therapy if you like lol!
If any of you have any self portraits or indeed any other art work you would like me to display on my website, please send me some pics in, i would love to start a gallery page of people who follow my blog.
Pictures to come asap, good luck for 2014! xxx