|Abel's Goats No. 1 acrylic on canvas|
My last post sounded really brave, huh? Well, I was trying to work up the courage to drag out a 30x30 canvas that's been hibernating in my hall closet for months. The above painting is probably my most ambitious work to date. I took the reference photo and worked without a coach and fought the voice that said, "you don't know what the hell you're doing" with "I will work on it until I get what I want". At some point the first voice grew fainter and the strong voice won out.
It's so important for me to see progress and I know there must be someone starting out there, a person that is new on this journey that thinks their practice is getting them no where. That's the reason I share and the reason I take courage from you too as I watch the brave steps my blog friends make every day.
Wish me luck. It's time for Roswell's Juried Art Show and "Abel's Goats" will be my entry. I still have some work to do on it (looking at it posted I can already see some things I can tweek) and would appreciate any suggestions to improve it to make it my best work ever.