So this painting came to me. It actually took me less time to paint it than it would have to set up a scene and take photographs, believe it or not. Using black ink and watercolor, it shows not only what I look like, but what I can do.
Self portraits are not something I try to do often. It is a daunting exercise and a double edged sword, because of being faced with both wanting to produce good art, and accepting and accurately portraying my own appearance, flaws and all.
I expect that next go 'round I will hire a professional photographer to help with the creative, sensitive elements of photography. For now, this homemade version will serve as my updated "studio shot."