Back in the studio working on something new! One of my goals for 2019 is to continue pushing myself to grow artistically. To me, that growth comes from taking on new, unexplored – and at times scary – challenges that you’re sure that you can pull off. This is definitely one of those challenges!! In this piece, I initially sketched out the figure that I want to drawing. Then then masked the figure with tape, and painted the background with 24kt gold paint. I then painted a very subtle pattern in the background – also in 24kt gold – which can only be seen when viewed at a certain angle (within the “shine” of the background). To be honest, I have no idea what I’m doing! On one side there’s a bit of fear and apprehension for trying something new that I don’t have full control over. But there’s also a sense of renewed excitement and anticipation within the creation process because I’m not really sure how this will turn out. Well, there’s no reward without risk! Here goes nothing!