I finally finished a “real painting” after so many years of setting aside my brushes. Don’t really know what to call this artwork but it HAS been awhile since I made a painting of this size (9″ x 12″).
This was inspired by a picture I took earlier this year of a window of an old church in our province. I was tickled pink when I finished this painting!
Reflections and key learnings after finishing this painting:
- Patience. We cannot pick up our pen or our paintbrush one day and expect to create a masterpiece on the first attempt. Be patient (and be kind to yourself too). I was neither last year when I tried to paint on a bigger canvas.
- Practice, practice, practice. We cannot take our skill and talent forgranted. We need to continuously hone our craft. I would not have been able to make this painting if I have not been painting on a fairly regular basis over the past year
- Be grateful. Despite your patience, despite your practice, it was God who granted you your talent. Thank Him for the gifts you have. One way I am thanking Him is by sharing this painting with you.
I hope I have inspired you to be patient, to practice and be grateful.