What was a crumbled party hat from New Years Day has become the main influence of my first painting of the year. The concept of the piece is simply that last year has gone along with some personal doubts about my work and that I am hoping for a year of great artwork and opportunities.
Considering that I predominately use pencils to vent my adoration for black and white imagery this was a big change for me. I haven't painted in some time but after the experience of creating this image I am going to use the medium more often.
As always there are more shots of the piece on my Flickr page, take a look and tell me what you think.