This painting was my final project in my very first art class at college. I invested time and effort to make it look as mush realistic as I could. Don’t they say hard work pays off? Well, I received an A on this painting which still makes me remember the feeling I had when I knew. As a beginning painter, I knew nothing about paint and now I don’t remember everything about painting since I took this class back in 2011. However, I can proudly say that I did a great job and all goes back to the motivation that my teacher gave me. She knew I had a talent and a passion for trying different types of art. She believed in me and I did not disappoint her and myself!