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The Portrait

acrylic on canvas

This is my current entry for Karin Jurick's weekly challenge. I debated about posting this painting. It was hard for me. I always struggle with wanting to get a painting "right", whatever that means! And sometimes I have to stop working on a painting even when I don't think it's "right" because I don't know what else to do. Those are the times when my basement studio feels very lonely and I miss having input. But I am so very grateful to have the library down the street and so many online resources to refer to. I painted this portrait while watching "Dave the Painting Guy." David Darrow is an excellent portrait artist who generously invites anyone into his studio (via Ustream) to watch him paint.
The learning and the struggle is part of the journey and I do appreciate it, but I also look forward to the day when I can just paint and it feels "right".

Annie Salness Artist

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