Sometimes you need to paint in the dark to get the type of lighting you want. This is my coyote skull, butterflies and me, in the dark. Last night and tonight as I focus on the colours and shadows within a skull, contrasted by the translucent and delicate wings, I think often of Georgia O'Keeffe. I deeply admire not only her work but her personality and fearlessness for a time when women had so many reasons to be fearful. Tonight I think of her saying, "I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from a single thing that I wanted to do."
"I feel painting is a terrifying thing to do but a wonderful thing to do anyways."
-a quote from me.