Another week, another weekly photo challenge: self-portrait is the challenge this week. Technically this is a painting and not a photo, but as long as it is a photo of a painting, I guess that makes it OK to post this one for the Weekly Photo Challenge?

Self-portrait: Oil on wood.
Self-portrait: Oil on wood.

The technique is oil on wood and it was painted back in 2003. Since then I’ve quit both smoking & painting, as they were both expensive, disgusting habits – causing damage to my health… (Haha.) (No, seriously, I don’t have time to paint these days, and I wasn’t pleased with the results of my “art”, so I don’t bother anymore. Perhaps some day I’ll dust off my old brushes and start on a blank canvas…)

Self-portrait & Four Roses Bourbon.
Self-portrait on Four Roses Bourbon.

Here’s another one from the same period & the same technique (oil on wood).

I gave this one away to a guy that lives at the island of Chios in Greece. He promised to put it up in one of the local bars, but I’ve never been back there to see if he actually did it. Would be great fun to go there again!

Unfortunately the photo is a small JPG-file, so the quality is not the best.

Feel free to comment & please add a link to your own self-portrait if you have posted one for this weeks photo challenge.

More of my oil-paintings:
Gangster City
The place where I created