3938: Terry Portrait Painting

Today I actually felt like a good artist. I’ve always strove for improvement in my art, and I continually will, but I’ve always been the kind of person that would self deprecate first and recognize achievement later. Today was different because I didn’t feel like it was fluke. Last week I was able to create a portrait painting I was very happy with and I repeated it today.

I’ll keep working hard to get better. But for now I’m beginning to recognize the results of the last 10+ years of hard work.

What went well? I’m feeling like a darn good artists.

What needs work? Keep going, keep trying to get to the next level.

How can I improve? Keep painting and comparing my art to the artists I admire. Always remember that mastery is an infinite journey I will never arrive.

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