Friday, July 27, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

It took me a year...

...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...

layer 1

Then I added another layer, refining some shapes and finding new ones...

layer 2

By the third layer, when I decided to "embellish" a little bit more, I started to actually like it.

FREEZE!

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? 


layer 3

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.

final painting
Now I love it! LOVE IT! Love the colors, the shapes, the transitions. Am I allowed to love my own painting? I hope so. And I hope that other people will SEE the love in it too...

Have a great day!