This piece is going to take some time to complete, and that’s okay, ’cause I really want it to be awesome. I’d like for it to be as hyperrealistic as I can possibly make it, just to push myself a little harder like I do with every piece, but I think even moreso with this one. I’ve been wanting a challenge like this one since I finished Antoinette, and every day I look at Homecoming I’m reminded of where I want to go with my paintings. I am also much more aware that the more patient I am with myself and my oils, the better the results.
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.