Cafe Shadows - self portrait painting by LindaAppleArt

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Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
“Self Portrait”
oil on canvas

“Yep, a self portrait. Actually,I haven’t done a self portrait since the early 70’s. So,this is me standing at a local coffee shop. Do we want to get philosophical about it? Oh, why not. In this world today, talking to people around the world through the internet, making friends in distant places and all the time never actually seeing the real person…
I create my paintings, put them online and I say to myself, it is the work that really matters.

I have been a painter and sculptor for over 43 years professionally and after all this time, I still love it. It is challenging, makes me think about the world and keeps me connected to life.
My art is a mix of realism and impressionism with a bit of humor thrown in.
I am available for commission work- just ask!

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  • murrstevens
    murrstevensover 5 years ago

    the work indeed…glad i found you on here….even if it is only your shadow

  • Glad to meet you too…….. Even if it often seems like we are all just a shadow (when we are on the internet)! :)

    – LindaAppleArt

  • kukawa
    kukawaover 5 years ago
    And you are so right!!!!!! What a wonderful piece Linda!!!!
  • Nice to know someone agrees!! :D

    – LindaAppleArt

  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisover 5 years ago

    We so often over look shadows and their appeal and beauty, don’t we Linda?
    It reminds me of a lovely little poem written by Robert Louis Stevenson, I used to like as a child:
    I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
    And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
    He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
    And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

    The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow—
    Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
    For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
    And he sometimes goes so little that there’s none of him at all.

  • Oh, I know this poem……….totally had forgotten it!!!!! cool!! Thanks!!!!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 5 years ago


  • Oh, that’s definitely ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    – LindaAppleArt

  • Linda Hardt
    Linda Hardtover 5 years ago

    Very cool – I love the composition! And quite a unique take on the self portrait!

  • Hey, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments!!!!!!!!!!!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • oddoutlet
    oddoutletover 5 years ago

    Love the lines and compositions is so interesting!!PS Check put the "just lines "group if u haven’t

  • Hey there,Love your comments! Thanks!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonover 5 years ago

    This is a striking and beautiful piece, self-portrait or not!

  • Thank you very much……..glad you enjoyed this one!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • Margaret Harris
    Margaret Harrisover 5 years ago
    This is a brilliant piece !! Love it :)
  • gottheshot
    gottheshotover 5 years ago

    As they say they are trying to make computers more human – but only a human mind can understand the creativity of your art. A computer can only record images and sounds. To understand another creative piece of work of yours takes a human mind which sees an painted piece of work composed as if taken with a camera. CREATIVITY strikes again :o)

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasabout 4 years ago

    this is just the coolest self portrait I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! Love,love, Love it…

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