16" x 20" Oil on Canvas What started out as a painting of myself, in a Halloween costume, and upon its completion, I realized I had painted the true "Me"...my self portrait. All of us have something about ourselves that we are not happy with: either mentally, physically or possibly something in our past that we try to hide from or forget. Whatever it may be, I think, sometime in our lives, we have all felt the need to hide behind the mask--Whether hiding from outward influences...or just ourselves. This is also illustrated in the poem, "Paintbrush." by Bettie B. Youngs
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ihor khoynyak 19 Jul 2009Very interesting picture, Patrick!
Rezo Kaishauri 13 May 2009One of the best self-portraits I've ever seen. very powerful, meaningful and intense. Bravo, Patrick!
Casey Catton 08 Oct 2008Wonderful portrait Patrick...speaks volumes to me!
Olga van Dijk 04 Oct 2008Oh yes.... GREAT inside, and a wonderful oil portraiture my friend....
Renata Cavanaugh 04 Oct 2008Excellent and very interesting portrait work Patrick