samedi 23 février 2013

Birthday portrait at sixty six.

February, not April, is the cruelest month.

 I read recently that the desire to flatter remains even in the self portrait though the pressure to make a likeness is less than when painting another. True or not there will be arguments for and against. I looked through my portraits over the years recently: flattery was absent.

1 commentaire:

  1. Ah! To be 64 again! If you did not flatter yourself- you must have had an agreable subject to begin with!

    I love the TS Eliot quote- it is the same with paint and brushes.

    You are a wonderful colorist sir- I do not say that lightly- as few are. Beautiful, sensitive portrait. Words are inadequate.