I'm happy to say he's grown into a very talented artist with awesome creative problem solving skills.
The reason I bring this up is as a parent we put so much effort into nurturing, encouraging and inspiring our kids to try their hardest, be the best they can and to be proud of themselves.
I just forget to apply some of that tutelage to myself.
I'm a chronic re-doer. I'm constantly painting over major parts of paintings that I can't quite get to work. I start out each piece with a vision but the vision and direction often changes. Sometimes because of "mistakes".
This painting is a perfect example:
This piece has really challenged me many times.
I've stopped and restarted so often. I think my problem is I'm still clinging to the original vision but not in a good way. In a hold me back way. Now while I can't say I've got a total handle on this piece I can say I had a bit of a break through.
I tried something new.......didn't like it so tried to scrub it off before the paint fully cured and got a big surprise. Gotta say that mistake (painting on the skull face)turned out to be a great opportunity to discover a new technique!
It makes me think of tattoos
Which started out like this
Now if I can just finish it.......