I want to take my portraits to a different level. I draw and paint a likeness but they don't please my artist's eye- if I have one -some days I wonder. I want to have an art degree and 20 years worth of experience NOW, today, doing this portrait. It is frustrating. I know you've heard me say this many times.. but the things I paint are not the things I see. I take many of my sketches and manipulate them digitally to try to achieve some measure of what I'm looking for - and then study why I like that look. I study other artist and why their art appeals to me .... but still the chase is on.....Somehow I know not to give up - that the prize is up ahead if I will just persevere and work hard. Each of us has a vision of our best self in our head- whatever it is- we must inspire each other onward to find that self no matter how far the journey seems. You do that for me everyday. Thank you.
Recently, I read this quote by Albert Schweitzer: " Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those have rekindled this light."