Completed two days ago, this painting absorbed me for the three hours I worked on it. When I stopped to clean my brushes at the end of the session, I realized that I liked what had transpired while I was lost in the painting process. A sense of human dignity appeared in this man who, I am aware, has had his struggles with survival in a less than friendly world. But what emerged had much to say about endurance, and the will to keep going against the odds. I knew that it was a finished painting as it was at that point. I had nothing else to say...and went away satisfied.
3 HOUR PORTRAIT
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