The "Blind Artist" is a portrait of me. I am partially blind in my left eye. The canvas is 20 x 30 and painted with oil, charcoal and pastel. I used paint brushes, plastic, palette knife and my fingers. I am pleased with the outcome and look forward to continuing in this direction. It is rough, dirty and raw in feeling. Gone are the days of ideal perfectionism in portraiture. This portrait is a reflection of life.