Today I want to revisit one of my earlier paintings and thought to do a post about those days. I still remember how I struggled with this particular painting of Sasha. Since I started my journey in art I have been exploring so many different styles but it has been such a wonderful learning experience and when you are self-taught and there isn't anyone around to give you tips or guidance the road to success can sometimes be very hard. When I started I went through the phase of wanting to do animals and I painted a number of paintings. I sold all the ones that were framed but the one painting I could never sell is this one of Sasha.
She was a lot of work and lot of detail ... can't remember exactly but I remember I started painting her and couldn't get the head in proportion so just tucked her away and then a few months later I took her again and all of a sudden she was ready to be finished. I love this painting and I had offers from family members who want to buy her but there is something about her that is too personal to me. I will never sell her. That was the last painting of an animal I did and after her I didn't touch paints for years until two years ago when I decided to start art journaling and now I am on a new road of discovery. What a wonderful journey I have been on so far and I am still learning something new every day.