The foundation of this painting (the actual “portrait”) was done a few months ago, but I never felt it was a complete painting. It had been a very quick creation. After smearing blue paint on the white canvas I had noticed a few lighter patches that gave a vague impression of a head.
There were also “eyes” in the appropriate place, so I concentrated on the face like features, adding a smudge of paint here and scratching a bit from there to enhance its face-likeness.
Yesterday I took inspiration from an earlier “self portrait” I’d done to add some stencilled text refering tos ome of the artist’s less admirable characteristics, in other words his “poor traits”.