My 48th Year
Each year I paint a self portrait as a record of my life and as an exercise of self reflection. This last March found me tired of the gray, cold skies of New England. I found myself missing my friends and family from the Midwest, thus my back is turned to the Boston skyline. This painting was completed in two stages; the self portrait was first done in my studio while looking in a mirror. After that dried, I waited for the perfect gray, cloudy day to reflect my mood and took the canvas out for a plein air painting of the view of Boston from a high point in my town of Milton. This may not be the happiest of portraits but that's life; not always bright and cheery! Size is 12" x 16" with a painted edge on a gallery-wrap canvas.