acrylic on hardboard
This was the painting in which I finally became comfortable with painting soft edges. It seems so simple to do, but after a lifetime of coloring inside the lines it's hard to do the opposite I originally had an elaborate background on this painting. I even painted it all, before I painted over it. I quickly realized that even though I spent a lot of time panting the details, in the end it was just too distracting. I have always had a problem with editing, so this was big for me.