part of my early success is that a lot of my tribe has been following my art ventures for a while, probably waiting for the day i would settle on a medium already and get a store started. these people have calmed my fears, built me up, and urged me along, and without my people i wouldn't be where i am right now. my sales are keeping me motivated to create more. and i know it will slow down, and i know people won't like everything i paint, and i know i will see ebbs in my energy, but right now i'm high off this!
i'm really feeling the love, guys.
i'm feeling seen and accepted.
and thats huge for me.
mark and i were tossing kudos back and forth to each other last night. i was thanking him for all his hard work, he was saying i did the work, and i tossed back his building me my studio (and my website, and my store, scanning paintings, cropping paintings, getting the colors right, uploading......). it's like we were playing a game of hot potato! but, honestly, the studio helps me create. he buys the materials. he holds my hand when i need him to. he talks me up wherever he goes. he is an amazing partner in my journey and i can't thank him enough.
yesterday i went to the studio to get out some emotion. i've been working on several backgrounds and one was calling me. since starting the sketch challenge i was feeling more confident to try a nude. i didn't use a photo reference while working most of her, and was impressed when i had finished sketching on canvas
this was after painting out the background
still name searching until she lets me know what to call her. she won't be for everyone, but i enjoyed painting her! she may not be complete, who knows.