The purpose of this painting was to experiment with making fur feel soft edged and to create the illusion of texture. I was happy with the colors I used in the face. Well, today I need to really work hard on the paintings for the hospital. Something I have done over the years when I needed a reality check was to make a gratitude list. I learned about this many years ago. When I start to make excuses for myself I start making the list of all the things I have to be grateful for. If I am being honest the list would never be done. Is life perfect? No, and would I want it that way? Would there be anything to work towards in a perfect world? Something to think about.
I love painting and the world around me is amazing. Life is to short and I want to see the best in people. I am putting a few drawings on eBay, as I have time. My Etsy store is empty for now, maybe when I retire or finish my M.F.A. or just find some extra time, I may try again. My Blog is more a forum to share what I am painting, my growth, both failures and successes. I am also working on my M.F.A. in painting and working full time as a high school art teacher. I am an 10 year cancer survivor so I have been given a special gift of life and want to enjoy it to it's fullest.