"Letting Go Doesn't Mean Giving Up"

This painting was inspired by the series called "The Tudors". I was mesmerized by Natalie Dormer's performance as Anne Boleyn. She has these very intriguing eyes that pull you in. I also was inspired by a class I was taking online called "Paint Your Heart and Soul". The teacher was Lucy Chen and she was inspiring us to break out of our comfort zone by painting a hand. I was so out of my comfort zone. I had to take a picture and paint my own hand which is very large. I have extra long fingers.  Although I was not thrilled with the results I knew it was as far as I could go at this time. 

I definitely need to practice hands more often!

The motivation for this painting came from a promise to myself to let go of things that are not working in my life so I can see another way to do things. The symbol is in her reading a letter and pondering on letting it all go. Enough is enough. 

Here is a short video showing a couple of stages.