I eased into 2015 yesterday. I slept in. When I woke, I made myself coffee and sat down to finish my New Year’s blog post. Then I made myself delicious eggs for brunch. Eating made me feel sleepy again, so I took a nap.
When I woke, I started preparing to paint. A long time ago, perhaps a year or so, I began a painting of my dog based on the below picture. I painted some of the black areas on her face, the dragon, and her eyes, but I stopped there. Then the painting went into a drawer, and there it has been until today.
While I’ve painted some things I’m proud of, and my studio apartment is decorated with my art, I still don’t think I’m good. I was really scared to mess the painting up. If I were interested in being really true to life, Willow’s coloring is pretty difficult to get right. There’s a lot of little white hairs mixed with the black and brown…
Well, with a little nudging from a friend who suffered the same predicament with one of her own paintings, but successfully finished it, I decided to finish my master piece too.
So here she is!
Oh, the colors aren’t quite right. And it’s definitely not a realist painting. I do like the background. Painting with painting knives is super fun! It’s not sitting in a drawer anymore, and it makes me smile in the same way the picture does. So I count it as a success!
It’s funny how our thoughts and fears can limit us so thoroughly. So, thank you to Allison for challenging me!
In addition to my painting, I also decided to start a Facebook page for the blog. I made a cover picture using PicMonkey.com, and it was really easy to use. I have future projects in mind relating to the blog, and I want to make sure I have a good internet presence when I’m ready to move on them. So please like the page and share with anyone you think who might like my blog!
Thank you for supporting me in my art in all of its forms!!