Change and Taking that Leap

Life changes. You can’t avoid that. Sometimes all you can do is take a leap of faith.

I’ve been thinking about that for a couple of days because of a painting I was working on. It started out one way and became something so much more vibrant, rich and energetic than I had planned.

I’ve been trying to break out of my tight, photo-like style and into a more loose style.This painting might be just what I needed. I got to the point where I was stuck at, “technically this isn’t working for me,” and “this painting is Boringville,” when I decided to risk the whole thing and take a leap of faith with a new idea. I don’t know what possessed me to do it, but I did it, and I couldn’t be more excited about the result!

Here are some photos that document this painting’s transformation:

Could I have stopped here? Probably. The stems just weren’t working for me or my “studio assistant” who doubles as my husband. This is where I decided to take a leap and embrace a new idea.
And from there it evolved into this:
I’m thrilled with how this turned out. I hope you like it too! 
While working on this I learned that some risks are worth taking, and sometimes change is a good thing.

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