While looking through photos on Google + one day, I came across an image that instantly captivated me. The colors, yellows and grays, reached out to me begging to be painted. I sent a message to the individual that had taken the photo, asking permission to paint his image. He agreed with enthusiasm. I painted the sky first, it was a battle, maybe I had chosen something beyond my ability? I left it sit in the corner for 7 months, unsure if it would every be finished. Then one day a few weeks ago, with a new state of thinking, I pulled it back out and finished it. I am immensely proud of this piece and of myself for having the Strength to Persevere.
Strength to Persevere is 48 x 34 inches on stretched canvas. Framed and ready to hang.