It is 11-11…………make a wish.
I am frustrated with 1-2 of my pieces right now. I have about 10-10×10’s going on or completed for the exception of two of them that are giving me fits. I think I just need to walk away for a little bit.
I read or heard once that “Only a mediocre artist is always at their best – a good artist is allowed to have a few stinkers here and there”. (that quote is in my words but get the point)
Well I think I have found those stinkers.
People always ask me how I know something is through. There is no good answer for that. I just kind of know. And something can be hanging on the wall for sale I previously thought was done, and I can go over to it and start reworking it/working on it even a year later.
I threw away several paintings the other night. They were old and not even worth the canvas they were on or even worth the time and effort to gesso over them. I was cleaning out my garage (which is where most the crap from my downtown studio is sort of resting). As soon as I did it I regret it. Someone went digging through our trash in the wee hours of the night. A small table with paint all over it was missing from the curb too! I am horrified to know that a sub-par piece of art is out there – because all my work has my name written in bold sharpie on the back of them.
“Never leave a mediocre painting; it is better to take a chance with it” -Guy Corriero
“Normal is not something to aspire to – it is something to run away from” – Jody Foster