Monday, July 16, 2012
...to consider this painting DONE.
This is what happens sometimes...I start a painting like I always do - adding a lot of colors, making different marks...
Then I added another layer, refining some shapes and finding new ones...
By the third layer, when I decided to "embellish" a little bit more, I started to actually like it.
That is the worst possible thing that can happen...you get attached.
I like it! Now what? What can I do that WON'T ruin this?
So I put it aside and started working on something else. And this painting kept staring back at me for a year! A YEAR! I couldn't believe it when I saw the date of the first picture I took of it!
Suddenly, one day, I just wanted to finish it. I wasn't worried about making a "mistake" anymore, and that took all the pressure off, making way for inspiration to come.
Have a great day!
at 12:17 PM