July 10, 2012 by Sarah
Over the weekend I finished a painting for my play to win challenge that is very close to my heart. It’s special to me for two reasons. One – it’s based on a photo my husband took of my younger brother Daniel and I at one of my favourite New Zealand beaches. And two – it’s the first image I attempted to bring to life when I started painting a few years back.
The first time I attempted painting this image, I only painted myself in. At the time I convinced myself to quit while I was ahead and not ruin my fluke of good work by adding in another figure. I always regret not giving it a go – so I promised myself (and my brother) that one day I’d paint it again with the both of us. So I did and I plan to give it to Daniel as a belated birthday gift this weekend. But it many ways it’s more than just a birthday gift. It’s living proof that the only person holding me back is me.