How long has it been — too long! Anyway, I think I am done.
How do I know when I am done? For me it’s when I look at the work and say to myself: “adding more doesn’t make it any better but adding more can (will) make it worse”.
Here are a few other things that I might say or think to myself.
- when the thought of doing more just makes me want to not do more (or puke)
- when I’m repulsed by every brush stroke
- when I want to take a ten inch brush and paint it red
- all I see is the negative
- when I procrastinate
- when I go back to drawing
- when I start to think my next painting will be completely different — perhaps a painting of bunnies frolicking in the snow
- when my previous painting looks like a masterpiece compared to the current work
- when I ask myself why in the world did I even do this abomination
- and finally; whatever made me think I was ever capable of painting or being an artist
Okay back to the task at hand — when will this thing be over? It is over, except I need to think about the background. I’ll take a good photo of the painting, bring it into a paint program and try different background treatments. If a light goes on I may circle back to the real life painting and do the background — or not.
… adding more doesn’t make it any better but adding more can (will) make it worse.Ed Ritchie – artist?
I started this abomination here:
Glorified Doodle – new painting started!
What 3 months got me – sigh!
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