argh! lol, this piece has just not flowed at all…every single addition i do has something about it that simply does not sit right with me, and i have to laugh because for only the 2nd time, i took some inspiration for this painting from another painting i saw on the net, (no its not a copy, its foundations lie in another painting) so its not something that has been ‘birthed’ from me entirely, (this is where i suspect the problem lies), and it has stopped and started a hundred times and i have loved and hated it more than a hundred times. I am now in limbo, i cant decide if my latest additions/edits/alterations have improved it, or made it worse….. surely its a little better??????? hmmmmm, too busy at the top, no, gawd I cant even get a grip on what i feel about it. I thought when i started it i wanted to do a really busy fussy painting with lots of flourish and grandeur, but the more i go that way, the LESS i am enjoying it and am finding i am wanting to, and keep simplifying it after i have detailed it…… I AM going to go on with it though, nup- i dont paint over entire paintings easily, that really IS last resort material… no..i will carry on with the lighter areas and try to marry it together somehow, and see how it goes ….
Luckily i have other things on the go, and about to start another painting, only ‘prob’ is there are wayyyy too many ideas not enough canvas, paint or time. if i had all those things i would have no less than 15 on the go at once, and be in my element!
In other scintillating news 😉 My kids LOVED their paintings, and im going to sell prints of them, in fact will most likely do a whole range of kids paintings based along the same type of theme.
Opened up an online shop with Fine Art America and sold something (TWO things actually!) within 2 days of registering! YEEHAR!
‘Moon’ is still all but done… I am still emotionally attached, and need to detach just a tad to move forward with it… sounds weird but i know what i mean 🙂
My Word Art is rockin along nicely,
oh and……thanks for all the support people , its awesome!
have a great week!!!
9 thoughts on “The one that eludes me….”
For me, when things aren’t flowing well, it’s time to walk away from it for a little bit… come back with fresh eyes, and attitude. When I am frustrated, it shows in my work, if I come back feeling better, the work goes better… music helps sometimes too.
agree Deb! (sorry my response took so long, i am missing these comments for some reason). Music is wonderful to get me going, and keep me going. 🙂
I like it. I know what you mean. If I’m ever inspired by another piece of art, I find I get stuck and don’t enjoy the process at all. Keep at it 🙂 x
I will Kylie, thankyou! i keep going back to it, doing a bit, then leaving it, its progressing slowly, but surely. Im interested that you say you get stuck when inspired by anothers art, me too,.. and im sure for me, its because i already have a preconceived idea of what it should look/feel like. 🙂
That’s exactly it. I find my self subcontiously wanting to re-create it or always comparing my own work to the one that inspired me. Which in my eyes, will never be as good 🙂 if you get what I mean? Lol.
That’s why I enjoy looking at work like your own, our styles are so different that I can juat enjoy it for what it is 🙂
Unlike you, I would have given up by now. I can quite easily paint over whole paintings. Infact, I’ve just painted over 9!
It’s difficult to know sometimes whether to dump the work in progress with the difficulty or persevere. Probably what we learn when we persevere, even though we may never like that particular result, helps us on those occasions when we pick up our (in my case, pen), or paintbrush, and without apparent effort on our part it all just flows in one smooth and rapid execution. Good luck, AA
Hi AA, i totally agree with you, and I have come very close to just painting over the whole thing and using that lovely big canvas for something that flows…. time will tell.