I love Tom’s portraits. When he does a self-portrait I am completely amazed! It’s one thing to paint someone who is sitting for you, but to paint yourself and do it as well as this one – it’s incredible! -SF
I set up my portable easel in front of the mirror over our dresser, then got a canvas, my pallette, and brushes. I opened the blinds so the side of my face would be illuminated. Here is the result of my efforts after a few hours. Note the light and dark sides of my face. Also look for highlights in my eyes.