On the Pan, 2009-11, oil on panel, 24 x 20 inches
After two years and nine months I can finally say this painting is finished! I'm not sure what kept me from getting it done sooner, perhaps when I started working on this piece in 2009 I thought this would be my largest and most complex painting yet. This made me proceed with caution, perhaps too much, delaying the process and adding fear as I laid down each layer of color. Now it is finally done, and I can move on to bigger projects. As I've said before, painting is a learning process that will forever teach me a new lesson or two, I just have to keep on trucking doing my best with each new painting.