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acrylic on card fixed in photoshop. I did this at a time when I was getting upset at my lack of progress learning to paint things realistically. I put my all into this picture trying to get a result I could admit was an improvement on my style. On the one hand I think it did improve when viewed from a distance, but ultimately it was not enough to satisfy me. This failure to improve probably was one of the reasons I started to loose interest in painting. I had tried for many years, perhaps what I really needed was instruction.