This one is the pinnacle of my art - it just does not get any better then this. Blue ribbon winner at the fair. The last one I completed. My art stopped here.
This version is the first one I did. I wasn't happy how it looked so did it again and that is one you see above.
I retired my art supplies in 2000. I have only done a very, veeeeery small amount of drawing since then. I liken it to being bilingual, and then never speaking your second language again. I don't miss it. I do wonder why though.