Thursday, August 10, 2006


Someone who is very close to me thinks that self-portrait in my last posting looks nothing like me and suggests that "it is just plain scary". The fact that it looks the way I feel much of the time is, apparently, of no consequence.


Bruce Hodder said...

Perhaps only you can see what lurks beneath,Ralph.
My self-portrait, if I drew one, would probably be more attractive than renditions by others...

Ralph Murre said...

It's interesting -- my 3 year-old granddaughter, who has not yet had her truthfulness replaced by flattery, knows that the picture is me. She thinks it's a rather good likeness.

Anonymous said...


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Anonymous said...

I've never felt that a strong visual likeness should be the goal of a self-portrait. The most interesting ones often aren't.

But I can tell it's you--and I've only met you once (which was a delight) and I heard from my art fair booth neighbor that your grand-daughter has a discerning eye.