Friday, March 07, 2008

Art and Fear

I have been wrestling with this painting for quite some time, with more time spent procrastinating than actually painting. Yesterday, finally, I repainted the whole thing again. It is tough at this stage where you have put a lot of work into a piece to obliterate it, which is where the fear comes in. You really need to let go of the fear and trust in your abilities. There are still some things that are bothering me and I may go back in once more for a few final tweaks, but I have definitely captured him. I really like the enigmatic expression and pose, which serendipitously resembles Da Vinci's most famous painting. My Gioconda.

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