08 July 2012
Self Portrait 1985
Portrait... the EXCEDERIN way!
I have been digitzing older painting as I run across them in my studio.
The large blue self portrait is a large scale watercolor from 1985.
I did a show of self portraits for Mark Twain Bank that year. It was my first solo exhibition after graduating from Washington University with my MFA.
Adam Aronson was President of Mark Twain and was a vast supporter of local art. He had a keen interest in launching careers and helping them grow.
The show consisted of 10 self portraits in 10 weeks. Quite ambitious!
Blue Self is one of two from the exhibition. The rest were either sold, destroyed, or stolen. Yes, stolen.
I will tell that story later.
I enjoy this painting on so many levels. I'm glad it's still with me.
40" h x 60" w