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⭐️ loosescrewtattoo ⭐️ For anyone who has been following along with my journey, you know I have worked on this painting for nearly two years. Well, she’s finally done! Say hello to “Widow Blues” This is my very FIRST painting ever. 😊 That’s the short version if you want to read my longer, more expressive ramblings, please continue 😜 Over two years ago, jessesmithtattoos challenged me to create a piece of art that was all my own. Being an artist who had really only ever copied black and grey portraits, I knew nothing of the artistic process, color, or really anything about painting whatsoever so I took ten million photos of hollymbryngelson , sunnyswanson , emma_nolan , sabrinatattoos and rockpaperscissors until I found the perfect photo. I changed my idea 100 times, fought tooth and nail on having to do thumbnails, did the base layer, then had to re-do it about four times until it was right. And after envisioning all the ways I’d burn it, and having what felt like thirty breakdowns when it wasn’t coming out right, it finally started to come together suddenly it started looking like an actual human, and Jesse stopped looking at me like he wanted to put my head through the wall. He dragged me, kicking, screaming, and cussing to this point and deserves a trophy for painfully critiquing me the whole way To you guys on social media, this is something you’ll spend 15 seconds or less looking at and say “Jesus Christ, Jen, it’s just a painting, relax.” Well screw you, because I stared at this for over 100 hours and combed over every inch a billion times. And you know what? I’m damn proud of myself.
Learning to paint was something I always wanted to do, but was scared to leave my comfort zone. So I really want to thank Jesse for teaching me this medium oh and Dylon for continuing to lovingly kick my ass to finish it 😂 the ramblings of an artist who’s just trying to celebrate the small wins. ☺️👍 loosescrewtattoo jenbean jenbeanart jenbeantattoos acrylic acrylicpainting 2019 golden novacolor