I want to give a big thank you to Kim from Kim's Daily Paintings for hosting this painting challenge. It's fun to see the variety of styles that can come from the same original image. Click over and have a look! I love flipping through blogs, but I'm very choosy about which ones I follow. I love blogs that feel "real." When I find one I enjoy, I like to go all the way back to the beginning and read it from beginning to present. That's how I ended up finding Kim's blog and this challenge. I'm glad I did.
I've been thinking about the quote, "Comparison is the thief of joy," by Theodore Roosevelt. When I decided I was finished with this painting, I loved it. My eyes went to the sun then traveled all around the canvas. I loved the sweep of the clouds, the reflections in the water, the splashes of color... it made me smile... I was proud.
Then... I took photographs, uploaded them onto my computer, and clicked over to submit my piece to the challenge.
That's when it happened... I scrolled through all the others... they were really good.. and... I lost confidence... didn't submit.
But, I know better! I spend every day encouraging my students to have pride in their work and in its individual voice or style.
So... yes... I do love it. And... yes... I do love the others too. And, yes... I will add mine to the rest.
This painting got the honor of being chosen as part of an Etsy treasury called In the Glare. Click to have a look. It's a lovely collection.
Original Oil Painting - 16"x 16"
To purchase this painting, click Sunrise on the Cape.