Happy Halloween – Self-portrait?

This painting was done earlier this year, but gosh, is there a better time to post it?

Self-portrait, acrylic on masonite board, 30 x 24 in, 2020

In case you wonder, the cat is reading The Malleus Maleficarum (The Hammer of Witches), a 15th century treatise on witchcraft, written by the Catholic clergyman Heinrich Kramer. The book had a great influence on the prosecution of witchcraft in later centuries. You need to know your enemy I guess!

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