Finally – it’s done! My first family portrait in oil. I’m going to let it dry for a week, then I’m going to varnish it.

It’s a strange feeling to have worked on something for so long and then reached the point where you say, “It’s done.” I’m still very critical. I rarely look at my own work after it’s completed because my eyes will dart to all the areas where I feel I could improve. I guess the ideal goal would be to one day reach the ranks of the elite where the world considers one a “master”. I still think it’s a possibility….with a lot of hard work, discipline, and patience.

By Cody Deegan

Cody Deegan is a life-long artist versed in drawing, painting, sculpting, and design. He studied filmmaking and character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as well as figurative oil painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

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