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The piece above, for example, was a struggle for me since it was commissioned by a dear, dear friend. I didn't want to disappoint! It is from a picture of Buffalo Mountain in Colorado. I wanted it to look just like the photo but that is not what it became. Mine is a fantasy version of the mountain. She was happy with it, but I wasn't pleased with it at the time. Now, since I have learned to embrace my own style I am happy with it. Once you accept your own style, your work significantly improves because you can relax and really paint in a happy place. I believe that the attitude you have while working on something shows thru in the work.
The picture above is one of the pieces I am working on this week. I usually work on two pieces at a time since once the background is painted it has to dry before I can continue, then I can work on the second piece while the first is drying. I also work on two pieces at a time because sometimes I get stuck on something and have to think about it before I move forward or at times I tire of the thousands of leaves that I may be doing in a particular piece. I need to start a second new piece. I am also going to begin truly pushing myself by working on art for a childrens book I wrote about 17 years ago but never had the courage to take on the art! I will keep you updated as I work on that! I wish for you a really happy week!
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