TAKING A CHANCE
Here is a painting that I thought I had completed about ten years ago.
I was so pleased with it that I showed it to an art professor!
I asked for a critique and I got one!
Not quite the critique that I had hoped for, but it was an honest one. After I patched up my ego, I thought about the aspect of which he thought needed a little improvement. I never forgot that critique and it stayed with me. I was remended of it every time I looked at my painting.
Incredibly, it took me eight years before I summoned up the courage to tackle that 60 x 48 inch canvas to make the suggested improvement. I was so worried that I would ruin a painting that I was so pleased with.
Eventually, I plucked up the courage to make the amendments and now, I’m glad I took the chance.
The Lemon tree brings together some of my passions and favorite elements. The palette is all about how I imagine Tuscany with warm, earthy, faded and mellow hues.
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