Self Portrait, by Steve Talbert



Self portrait of same…in

The watercolor medium

Which anyone who’s picked

Up a brush knows to be difficult.


Some well chiseled face of self with

Upturned Nose…not the Mediterranean style

Large, and bone protruding (like Mine)

But a Celtic tribal feature.


Possible; Boudicca herself

Who nearly beat Rome

But got overconfident and lost.

Also, never got too much sun.


Yes, a pouty confident woman

With considerable manual skill!

And college educated; definitely

A degree in communications.


Later after graduation, several

Years spent in Corporate bureaucracy

With cubicle space and WIFI …Until

Finally, the brushes came out for real.

by Steve Talbert

Self Portrait, 1998, Watercolor
Self Portrait, 1998, Watercolor