Like SO MANY
here I was sure it was the photograph that was displayed by mistake but alas though it is hard to believe my own eyes ...it is a real hand produced painting! What Fantastic work and such microscopic attention to detail.
Your 17 years pursuing wildlife art seem to have been put to good use and I am honored to have been able to see this amazing self portrait and say something about what a stupendously giant leap this is for a wildlife artist to produce a 2D self portrait that you expect should blink or talk back to you.
I'm sure it would have been faster for you to 'just take a picture' with your camera albeit less satisfying. Can I ask how long you 'labored' on this work?
What are you planning to do with this painting? Please don't give up your bragging rights although with all these posts I don't think you will have to do any bragging of you own!!
You deserve the long clap for your effort. Here's to you.