Friday, July 24, 2009
Is it finished yet?
I'm into the age old debate every artist has to face. How do you know when a work is complete? For me I often think something is finished and three days later I look at it again and think I must have been on a mind vacation. I think it is wise to just lay a work aside for at least a week and then go back to it to see what you think. I have also been taking my work to different rooms in my house and even outside to see if the light changes my mind about its "doneness". Sometimes I think the more time I have to concentrate on painting the more I obsess about every aspect of it. I'd love to hear if anyone else has any ideas on this topic.