Brian Murphy: Invisible Self-Portrait

Brian Murphy, "Invisible Self Portrait"

This painting has been a real favorite of mine recently. It’s a large work on paper, with wrinkles, imperfections and all–no frame to keep the paper from buckling. Its ability to express sadness and resignation, and ultimately a stubbornness to be seen and known, kind of takes my breath away. It says so much with so little paint.

Image courtesy of Brian Murphy’s website; please check out his other work.