I opened my Etsy Shop in the middle of June 2010. I sold my first custom painting (a portrait of a cat) in July and I was so excited! The sale was to a friend I'd met through work, but it was still a huge surprise. I couldn't wait to get started, but I was also a little nervous as this was my very first commissioned painting and I wanted it to be awesome.
|Photo vs. Acrylic Painting (on 12x24in canvas)|
To me, art is like a math problem, or a puzzle. I know there is a way to represent anything with a paint brush, its just a matter of finding the right solution.