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REPAINTING AND REPAIRING AN OIL ON CANVAS, A PAINTING OF ASSISI ( ITALY)

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Hello there! Today I'll share with you a repainted oil painting inspired by a souvenir I picked up in Assisi, Italy (also here ). I visited Assisi, a hometown of Saint Francis back in 2013. It took me only a day to paint the original painting in 2014 (see the post here) but it took me four days to repaint it this August- including one afternoon spent crying because I was exhausted by the effort.  I'm still not sure I'm 100 % finished. Sometimes I  miss the days before I started taking art classes because I was much less critical of my work back then and seemed to enjoy the process more.  Not that I'm complaining. I'm very grateful that I have the means to pursue art more seriously and learn more about different mediums. That certainly wasn't always the case. While it is true that it feels like more work nowadays, I can also see the progress and that's obviously rewarding. I'm happy that it is possible for me to create paintings, especially these kind o…