See It Through No Matter What . . .

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.- Atticus Finch” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Sorry about the shiny head... lighting was not the best when I snapped this shot with my phone. Somewhere in the Christmas mess, my camera is buried not to be unearthed yet.  Maybe I should be cleaning house instead of painting...???

Predictable colors for this wolf... again not normal for me but something is guiding me this direction with the ebony brown, van dyke brown, burnt umber and quinacridone gold and yellow ochre. The green is still a bother to my eyes. Does it bother you?  I will press forward with painting. I am still using bits of the Walnut in the glazing overlays and I am using a brush.

And yes, I feel a bit licked on this piece already because of second guessing myself and having one image in my brain and another coming out on the birch surface. I will see this through no matter what...

"Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him." Isaiah 30:18