I'm working on a portrait that will be given at a public event after Christmas. By putting this statement out on the world wide web I'm committing myself to the project. It's scary considering the short period of time I've been doing portraits. My insecurities are running amuck. What if it doesn't turn out... What if she doesn't like my interpretation... What if I wreck it... Ok Bonnie Heather...take a deep breath. It's only a painting... and it's only October. There is lots of time to start over and no one will care if I never do it. This WILL be fun.
Whew! That was close... almost had a panic attack :]. I think I needed that. I was getting a little too proud of myself with cheques coming in from purchased paintings and requests to show my art. I'm a long way from quitting my day job and I have a whole lot to learn when it comes to painting with oils.
Here's what I've accomplished so far. I don't have to worry about anyone recognizing who it is yet but someday soon. I have confidence it will happen.