Now....this is a perfect example of something that I do NOT love the end result. I overworked the background and did not finish with the clean result I had in mind so I added a lot of white to help offset that. It is what it is and I will just embrace it as a part of the learning curve!! Besides, he will love it 'cause he is just encouraging like that. I fully intend to revisit this concept and try to improve upon it, but for today I will walk in the grace that I am painting about and accept my skill level while still striving for more!!
PS--I still want to do a give a way and will be posting about that very soon!