"Path to Prosperity" - 5 x 7" - oil
A few days ago I hit a brick wall (figuratively speaking). I started second guessing every painting that I wanted to start. I hadn't even put a mark on the board before convincing myself how badly it would turn out. It's easy to talk someone else through a mental block but it's totally different when you're left alone with your own discouraging thoughts.
I was well into a few hours of berating myself before I was able to tell myself "what do you have to lose?" Sure, I could lose a few hours of work time and maybe some paint but that's small potatoes I wasn't in danger of losing my self respect or dignity since I lost those years ago. Even if it's a bad painting I'm likely to walk away having learned something. All in all the pros outweighed the cons and the painting above is what came of it.