Peggy Martinez 's comment on The Art of Failure

Peggy Martinez
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Keith thanks for the short and to the point article! I try to keep up with the daily posting, but honestly some are so lengthy I save them for when I have "time" and rarely get back to them.

I've been painting for years in watercolor and a few months ago I decided to improve my skills and learn more about acrylics. I set myself a goal of painting 50 5x7 panels in acrylics in 4 weeks with no sketches in mind. I had a Holiday Art sale coming up and I wanted to try something different. I started with 2 of the same kind, then another 2 of a different version of the 1st, then experimented with metallics and different layers and applications. All in all I completed 40 panels in 16 different series, were they all great, perhaps not, some were surprising . But I learned alot about acrylics and sold a few pieces immediately. Today I'm finishing the last of a one of those series in larger sizes for a new cafe, have another commission waiting and 5 more for a dance studio. It's like the definition of insanity; "Keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result". Back to painting!

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