As I'm standing at the store, picking out colors and making measurements, I had an epiphany. I didn't like my picture! I mean, I liked it okay...but I didn't love it. I hadn't experienced that thrill of making something I really wanted to share. It was more like I was being forced to share it. I carefully examined it. I looked at the elements I really enjoyed and realized I had to do another piece. (you see?- insanity!) So I booked it to my house, and in five minutes had sketched out another piece featuring the elements I so enjoyed from the original composition.
I began to paint it yesterday, and it's just today been matted. (insan-ity!)
The final result is what you see below. This is my showcase piece: At the Watering Hole
The frog's placement is a little awkard, but I love this picture! Hey, it's not like I'm planning on winning the showcase. I just wanted to make sure I had something more me. (That hippo look familiar to anyone?)
So I'm off to New York in about...oh, five hours! (*gasp!*) I really need to go to sleep! I'm going to try and be good and take lots of notes and do lots of sketches. (I've even treated myself to a day off work on Monday so I can recoup and recount everything that happens.)
Yes, I promise to blog when I get back! Good night all.