I have been painting for 15 years now. Sometimes I feel like I have just begun. The time has gone by so quickly. It has been a wonderful journey so far and I know I have much more to learn. Every once in awhile I like to take time to look back to see how far I have come. I have an ongoing 5ish year project. I paint an updated version of one of my earliest painting. I use the same size 8x10 and use the same reference photo. I don't look back at the older versions. The results have been interesting!
Have a look at the older versions. I can see how my approach and understanding of the basics of painting has changed over the years. I will look forward to the next 5 years!
How long have you been painting with pastels? Is it time to paint an updated version of one of your early paintings? Is it time to start your own five year project?
This is the 2013 version
This is the original painting done in 2005
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