|"Treasured Friends" 11" x 11" image $145|
I must admit, I hit "the wall" today. I was so totally wiped out that I tried to take the easy way out, and just do an easy painting. You'll see the first version below. I thought, "It's good enough." So, I went to have my hair colored and thought how nice it was to be done with my painting in the mid afternoon, so I could totally relax this evening and maybe even go to bed early. I hesitantly showed my painting to my husband, (who has gotten to be one heck of a good critique), and he said, "is it half done?" I love that he was willing to give me an honest opinion. So, after supper, I went back to my studio and worked for 2 more hours on this painting, bringing it from "good enough" to good! Lesson learned. Always show your best work, or don't show it at all. This is an illusionary painting, which I will be teaching at Cross Lake, MN in September of 2015. Check my website www.karenknutson.com next week for details of that workshop, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.