Self-portrait

Oil paint on paper (18×24″)

This self-portrait was created entirely by sight using the Zorn color palette. I wanted to exaggerate features and make some of the qualities look a bit more grotesque, so I added bags under my eyes and bright red strokes on my cheeks.

Throughout my career, I have never been one to enjoy drawing or painting myself, so this was a challenge. Then again, I feel that this is one of my most successful pieces overall to date.