Self-portrait, 9 x 12
Painting a self-portrait is always an anxiety-laden process for me. I don't know whether to make myself prettier or uglier, since capturing an exact likeness is elusive. Out of the desire to paint from life, this is the model who's always available. I worked on keeping the edges soft.
It's hard to photograph this painting because of the glare. I feel the colors are cooler and richer in the actual painting.