leaving California (1), oil on linen, 12"x9", 2011 by me, Diane Feissel
The second is a painting of one of my favorite people to paint, fellow painter and friend Juliette Lemontey:
leaving California (2), oil on linen, 12"x9", 2011, by me, Diane Feissel
Alas, you can't win them all. But you can keep painting! Painting until your hand falls off... or until you finish the 8,000 paintings you have in progress (I may be speaking for myself here).