Looking back at it, it's definitely not my favorite piece that I've ever completed, but it was a decent start. My style has changed a bit over the last couple of years, and I find myself consistently gravitating toward large, bold florals in my work.
As a child, I never dreamed of being an artist. I stopped taking art classes after fourth grade because I had to choose between music and art, and liked music better. I've long had a desire to find something that felt like I was meant to to do, and many times, painting feels like that. Painting rarely feels like work. And I hope, very much, that I'll be able to continue my art for many, many years to come.
It's been a bit of a crazy ride, full of joy and disappointment, but I don't think I'd trade it for anything. Not many things at least. :)
I hope to show you all of my latest paintings soon, since I've been pretty lax about posting them here (if you want more consistent updates, find me on Instagram: danastrotheide), but until I get my act together, here's one of my latest, and a personal favorite. Not quite finished in this pic, but almost there.
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