|Intellectual Honesty - digital photograph by Bob Bickers|
I turned 58 years old earlier this month and I have decided that from now on I will create and post a self-portrait on each birthday, if for no other reason than to keep up my skills. Self portraits have a long history in the art world and most artists find some advantage in painting them. For one, the model is cheap and rarely complains. He is always available when the artist is, and is often open to artistic interpretation.
Here is a version of me that I had fun doing. In the future I plan to do more work in oils and acrylics and less with digital photographs --unless I get an idea I just can't shake. If I do, you will see it here.