I finished this painting around 4 am the night before my show opened (my show opened at 8 am)....always working until the last minute! This painting proved to be difficult in that it is much larger than I usually work and it is strictly oil paint. I did a lot of sanding for texture and many, many light layers of oil. I'm currently starting two more larger paintings (lifesize and larger) to include in my grad school applications because I would like a variety of sizes. Its so stressful! I want so badly to get into a top school, so I'm continuing to work every day on painting and creating to be the best I can possibly be. Its interesting how noticeable my hand develops over time. I must say, I really love what I do and I strongly believe in what I'm doing.
Also I just wanted to thank all of my readers. I love your comments and please don't ever be shy to contact me with questions or comments. It tickles me and makes my day.