I overcame the most obstacles this semester in my sticky situation painting. I faced quite a few obstacles during this piece and some of them provided very difficult to overcome and make work on the painting itself. One such obstacle was making the road and guard rails look right since they seemed to look funny every time I tried to paint them. Getting things to look like you want them to in paint is much different than doing the same thing in a drawing. Another good example of that is the vehicle crashed into the pond. Initially I was going to show the vehicle halfway broken through the ice but still sticking out some. This would have looked better but it proved more difficult than I had thought it would be. I drew the vehicle out just fine, but when I tried to paint it it looked really bad and inaccurate. In the end I just ended up painting a hole in the ice where the car was so the painting wouldn't look so bad. In taking a challenging subject to paint I learned how to make a mistake on a painting look ok and work out in the end. Mistakes and challenges in art don't mean you have to give up.