You Can Paint!

Still life by S. Roesen (L); my rendition (R)

You will most likely amaze yourself when tackling your next project simply by not rushing. We can achieve most anything, and usually quite well, when not placing time restraints on ourselves.

Wanting a turn-of-the-century still life, but not having the means to afford one, I slowly, (very slowly), copied a favorite oil-on-canvas work by artist Severin Roesen from the cover of American Art Review – painting the leaves and petals one-by-one each evening. At the end of six weeks, I was the owner of a beautiful, though not original, painting to enjoy. My first work ever.

Allow yourself time to slow-down and do things in a comfortable time frame. You will be surprised at what you can accomplish!

 

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