This is one of the paintings I had partly completed during the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. I happily finished it today. I realized this morning that I still had five I worked on during the month of the challenge that were not yet finished. Two were started before the challenge and three, including this one, during the challenge.
In thinking this over, I realized I have a tendency to avoid the finish. I remember my art teacher asking me recently if I had difficulty starting, difficulty facing the white canvas. My response, "Oh, no, I have difficulty when the painting is almost finished, I like what I have, and I am afraid of ruining it!"
Friends, I must bring the rest of those paintings to a finish! I am happy this one is done. I need to be willing to risk ruining a painting I like, or I will never complete anything. I find the issue is much more pronounced when working from photos than when working from life. I will soon be doing more still lifes.
I decided I need to seek permission from the model before putting this one up for sale. I did have permission to paint it.