Progress Makes Perfect

I am someone who has a hard time to not overthink things. I also like to make excuses for myself as to why the timing isn’t ever ‘just right,’ to make art. For the past two weeks, I have been working on just going into the studio and painting without coming up with a bizillion excuses as to why I shouldn’t. The result has been a pretty positive one. I have enjoyed making time to get a little bit done here and there, because I am doing something. No matter how little it is, I do something and I feel one hundred times better when I am finished because I know that a little progress is better than no progress. Maybe my new motto should be, “Make art not excuses.”

LV Trunk Day 1
The humble beginnings of, ‘Tressor Box With Macarons.’
Tressor Box With Macarons
Color work and detail placement, which changes throughout the piece.


Working on the first few macarons, trying to capture the proper texture
Tressor Box with Macarons progress
Working from a picture I made prior to painting
Cupcake frosting is fun to paint!
My first raspberries ever! I’m pretty happy about how they turned out.
Macaron before and after
Right is before and left is after some reworking
Peony detail
Right is before and left is after some reworking


Final product, Tressor Box with Macarons, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24, 2018



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