Painting and Self-portrait Story Hum

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Self-Portrait Story

HUM 111

August 25, 2013

I feel as though now it has come time for me to create a portrait of myself. I would like the viewers of my work to have a greater understanding of myself, and my work, I feel I will be able to give the people who admire my pieces of art a larger perspective of my work and passion. I have been painting for the majority of my life, I really don’t know if people know who I am and what I have a passion for, I would like to put a ever lasting face to my work, my face.
People who have viewed my art have seen my signature in various paintings for years, 35 years to be exact as my parents and I started allowing my work to be viewed and purchased in the town square at my mother’s boutique
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It has been nearly a year since I have finished my self-portrait and have had it on display in my mother’s boutique in town, I am very pleased with the reactions that my family and I are getting from this master piece I have created. I have taken a break from painting for a couple of months, which has allowed me to become more public. As I am out in the town I notice people staring and pointing as they pass me by, I don’t mind because as they are doing this they have a look of wonder and amazement upon their face. Countless people who want to hire me to paint their portrait or family’s portrait have stopped me to try to hire me on the spot. Numerous groups, church organizations, local business and businesses have approached me to try and acquire my services. I will accept a few offers because the money will help me support my parents whom are getting older. I will do specific work for my church, such as, a portrait of our Lord Jesus Christ and our priest for free, as I will not feel comfortable accepting money from the Church. I am very excited because this is a very exciting time for me, I have never had this much attention shown to me, I find myself enjoying my time in the public eye, as I have never been subject to this before in my life.
I have been offered a considerable sum of money for my self-portrait. I know the self-portrait is probably one of the best