Self portraits are actually pretty amazing. To create one the artist has to be honest with themselves. When I first tried to paint one it was incredibly difficult. I wanted to make myself perfect. I knew I would be lying to myself and that pretty much defeats the point of a self portrait. Eventually, any artist has to come to term with there imperfections. It's kind of a scary thing to do. But, as I discovered, there is an incredible amount of beauty in those flaws.
Here are some of my favorite self portraits available on Etsy. Click on them to go to the sellers store.