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    Remember this painting is six feet wide. I am wondering if I have bitten off more than I can chew. I have doubts it will be good enough to give to the local hospital, which is what I planned for it. If it is not good enough it will just end up being thrown in a skip when I die, which is why I want to give it to a hospital where it will be on public display. But I have to try and think positively about the outcome, or I will not have the heart to finish it.
     
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    Struggling on with the painting. Only did two and a half hours yesterday, but I finished all the spirals. Have forced myself to do two hours today so far. I am now working on the petals of the flowers.
     
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    Got most of the sunflowers done, but now I am suffering from apathy because I cannot get the background greenery to look right.. It seems I have set myself one big ordeal.
     
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    Well here is the work I have done in the second week. I have only worked an average of two hours a day and having done most of the sunflowers I am now struggling with the foliage behind them. The foliage needs a lot of work, and the photo didn't come out very well on the left side as the light was shining on it. In the actual painting the flowers look the same on both sides.
     
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    Breathtaking.
     
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    Hooray, I have cracked the problem I was having with the foliage. The solution is to paint in a lot more bits of leaves in the gaps between the existing leaves. It will be a long job but I have hopes it will look ok in the end.
     
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    It will be beautiful. It's beautiful now. Whatever else you do to it will be gravy.
     
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    Thanks, the main reason I am photographing the painting as I go along and posting it here, is to commit myself to it in public, and that motivates me to carry on when I might otherwise give up. After all I do not want a public failure. Also I thought people might find the creative struggle interesting.
    I am now thinking ahead to the next big problem, first I have to paint in clouds in the sky and then comes the difficult bit. I want to fill the sky with a flock of crows. But I was thinking that will be difficult and since they will be black I cannot afford to make mistakes as I will not be able to paint over them very easily.
    So I have decided I will have to make a load of drawings of crows in flight, then transfer the drawings onto the canvas in coloured pencil. Then when I am satisfied with them I can paint them in.
     
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    Half way through the third week I am groaning. I cannot get the greenery to look right and I am just making a mess. I did not want my painting to be a public failure but its looking that way.
     
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    Well I am struggling on with the greenery but I can only bear half an hour at a time, then I have to back off.
    It is looking a little better than it did this morning though.
     
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