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Monday, May 22, 2017

Motivation Monday - Keep On Keepin On

Keep On - Keepin On

I am going to get this -
Some Day

Isn't this little guy too cute.
This is my youngest grand child Josh.
Sunday I had some time so I decided to try drawing
him, again.
I've drawn him and painted him, several times
 with moderate success.
You know I'm always saying, keep working at it.
Don't give up!
Try again!
Practice, Practice, Practice!
So I took my own advice and tried again.
It's not a bad drawing, but it's not a great likeness.
But it is the best one I've done so far.
This morning when I got up I took another look
at the drawing and the photo.
As I compared the two,
I saw some things that weren't correct so 
so I set about trying to make some corrections.
Here's them next to each other.

1st attempt

With some corrections to the mouth and chin.

This is a better likeness, but still not close enough.

But I'll keep working on it.
Maybe I'll work on his sister Karen first.

The point is, to keep at it.
Just because you don't get it the first time,
try again and again and again.
I learned something new every time I've tried to draw
one of my grandchildren.
You will too!

And finally,
yes, I'm going to say it again.
It's all in what you see.
You have to keep looking at your drawing or painting,
and what you're rendering it from.
Step away from the project and come back in a day or so.
It's amazing how quickly I saw a few problems
when I slept on it for a night.

When I looked at it this morning,
it was almost like having a neon arrow
pointing to the problem area of the mouth and chin.

Thanks for stopping by today,
and keep on keeping on.

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  1. I love your tenacity and how you keep stretching yourself and growing. Good work, with that fresh look...

  2. Thank you so much Meredith. Drawing has not been easy for me, but I have learned a lot.

    1. We're always adjusting, aren't we...

    2. It is always a learning process, regardless of the art someone's creating. There's always more to learn.

  3. Practice makes perfect - it is so true. We can all learn anything if we keep at it. Good for you for reminding us.
    Knowing "how" to practice is the secret and thats where the teaching comes in as a helpful tool. I enjoyed this post very much.


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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.