Recently, my mom told me that while I was working on the above piece she didn’t think it was going to work out, but now she loves it. I agree and her comment reminded me that this painting taught me an important lesson about perseverence. Here’s an instagram link of the painting at one it’s ugly stages. https://www.instagram.com/p/BB3fUYXK9kn/?taken-by=sararmillett
As you can see, it doesn’t look encouraging here and I was tempted to give up at several points in this painting. Ironically, it’s now one of the pieces I’m most proud of and that’s because I kept painting over the bad layers until they looked good.
My persistence paid off as I not only have a painting that I’m personally very proud of, but this particular piece was the first thing people saw when they walked into the Continuum Art Show in Kensington Gallery, in which I was the featured artist.
Here’s a video I made showing the progress of this painting.
Painter of portraits and wildlife