Here is layer 1 drying today.
Tips to get an artist on track:
I paint very bravely and patiently from my heart and it connects me with all the people I want to thank for my good life. It is mentally exhausting doing things I can’t do and I usually have to take naps, drink coffee, listen to music or audiobooks, paint in public, or text a friend to get my energy back up. My husband has a very critical eye, but I don’t have a an oil painting community to help me, yet.
When I have a little success, I delare it a “breakthrough”, tell n post and I feel pretty good about my existence because I created something kinda special, at least difficult and time consuming, for someone special. It helps if they like the subject.
Here is layer two:
Here is how I compare the original with my painting to make it extra accurate:
I delivered Kona!
I think Kona is thinking about it.
This is the first layer of a painting for Pam. I will add a mountain on the right and the Puget Sound on the left. I might make the elk head a lot bigger.