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Birthday Selfie

Although I completed my official birthday self portrait project last year, I will probably continue to do them every year. This year it’s just a sketch.

pencil and white conte in sketchbook

pencil and white conte in sketchbook

I’m not being as productive as I’d like to be and I’m working to change that.


8 Responses to “Birthday Selfie”


  1. March 17, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Happy Birthday Bill. Love your art!

  2. 2 Jerry G. Dickason
    March 17, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Bill, Pretty damn good. I like the tilt to the left. Happy pre or post birthday greetings. If you ever want to get together, let me know. We could talk, go plein air painting (Sauvie Island, your place?) or out to sketch. Presently, I am back to oils and am studying portraiture with Alexander Rokoff in the Falcon Art Community. It is good to be back into oils. You mentioned to me that you liked my oils better than my watercolors. I haven’t forgotten that. I hope this finds you coming along well even though you are not as productive as you would like to be. Remember, patience is a virtue. Jer

  3. 3 Micaela
    March 18, 2014 at 7:01 am

    I love your work. Some of the best I’ve found. Thank you. Happy Birthday!

  4. March 18, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Love this play of building with line in this s/p. And you knew exactly when to stop, so it is just so, and just right. You made the same type of movement here as you seem to do in building your images with palette knife in the paintings. I love the fact that in looking at what you have made here I can feel how the image came together, with what energy, economy and decision making. I think it behooves a viewer to enter into what is seen, with a seeing movement similar to the one used to make the marks. Awkwardly expressed here, but I suspect you know what I am saying. A treat of a drawing… G

  5. 5 Kathy Gore Fuss
    March 18, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Who is that old man? Happy Birthday Bill! I’m going to turn 59 this April. How did that happen? Best – Kathy

  6. 6 Linda
    March 23, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Happy belated birthday Bill.
    This drawing seems a very brave one as
    there is no attempt to cover up what
    appears to be a wiser but sadder face.
    Beautiful sketch.

  7. March 25, 2014 at 9:52 am

    bill i hope you’ll understand when i say: you know i love your work, love it. And there’s something very “fantastic” about your self-portraits. i’m a rank amateur and no critic, but i have to say, the handsome man that is you never seems to make it to the canvas. (so how is it that they still manage always to look “like” bill, but without the beauty that’s also you? maybe that’s for someone else to paint.)

  8. 8 Bill Sharp
    April 10, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you, Layla.

    Hi Jerry. I’d love to get together sometime and see what you’re painting.

    Happy Birthday, Kathy

    Thank you, Linda. I miss seeing you on the sketching days

    Spree, you’re very kind and maybe you should look into getting your glasses prescription tweaked, ;)


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