Stepping out of my comfort zone. I always learn so much when I step out of my comfort zone, so why is it always to darn hard to do when it's usually a good thing? Often in the middle of a painting there a not-so-pretty stage (to be honest, it's often an ugly stage) where I think I should just quit, wipe it all off, start over, or never, ever paint again...and then, it turns a corner and it all comes together. It's so important to trust the process. Have faith that it will all be okay, and persevere...that's when the magic happens...right?
This original 8"x8" oil painting on ⅛" gesso panel is available, unframed, for $160 here.