I completed my first commissioned portrait this weekend!
It was a week late as I had originally chosen a different picture for the painting where the baby’s head was sideways. I attempted it last week.
I began to wonder if I was an artist after all… Why I had even thought about offering to do this in the first place… And whether I could just say, sorry, I can’t paint your baby.
Relief came when I sat down again, this time with a different picture of the baby.
A very cautious hour passed, as stroke by stroke I began to gain my confidence back.
I walk away from the painting with great satisfaction. Perhaps for now I will stick to vertical head shots, and only venture into the land of the horizon a little later.