This is a self-portrait of the artist himself, Samuel F.B. Morse. The painting displays what he enjoys doing which is to paint. His position is focused the the viewer and not his paint, where his hands are. The colors white, blue, brown,yellow, black and red all blend into this photo. The color of his skin, background,paints are all similar color but are still depicted. Overall, the he intended to show himself and his passion towards painting.