6 x 8"
oil on panel
I know I've been quiet on this blog but I've finished two larger paintings during my absence - one for a group show coming up titled Perfectionists - a painting that took me 5 days to complete. Yikes. That rarely happens. The other for a show of mine coming up.
So... I needed to get small. Loosen up. And I had just read about the famous Dutch artist, Rembrandt, who's work is on exhibit "like never seen before" and thought of his Self-Portrait at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Rembrandt did roughly forty self-portraits during his lifetime - this done in 1660 at the age of fifty-four. This self-portrait admits his age with a furrowed brow, double chin, wrinkles and pouches under his eyes - it's beautiful and honest.