This is the start of the second piece I have been working on. A very classical look and I felt she was coming along nicely.
I added a few elements of collage and color and felt confident that I was finally 'getting' it...the style that I love about Kate's work.
After procrastinating my next step for over a week, I sat down to add to this piece and it was like a light bulb went off. I can not emulate the work of artists that I love, but I CAN learn from them. The lessons need to be applied, however, to MY art, so I can expand on what is mine. Hence, this piece is slowly becoming mine and I am comfortable with her.
Once I wrapped my head around the fact that I love my art and I enjoy creating in my own style, I just let go and it was with ease that I finished her.
Thank you Kate Thompson for being such an awesome teacher and sharing your art, your knowlege, your techniques, and your time. I am beyond blessed to be able to learn from you!