Today I encountered some really interesting things.
I had made a piece. I wasn't really satisfied. So I thought: let's get it over with, just post it, not everything has to be a 'Masterpiece'.
But then I remembered Jane Davies (very interesting artist whom you can find on internet, can tell you really a lot about all kinds of technics, makes beautiful paintings). She says that often her students come to her and tell he: 'I have 'overworked' it, I did not stop on the right moment'. Which always has sounded very understandable to me. I recognize the feeling that things look all right and then you 'spoil' it.
Her answer was: you haven't worked too much on it, you have not worked long enough on it!'
I found this a very interesting response.
It makes you less of a 'victim'. You just work until the paintings speaks to you and says: 'I'm done'. (Of course: we are never really 'done', but you understand what I say...)
Today I had this really interesting experience with that 'not so interesting painting'. Thinking about Jane Davies I thought: 'I'm not going to bore myself with this painting, I'm just going to work on. (Like: getting myself in trouble again, and painting myself out of it. Not stay on the safe site, like making a 'nice picture', but going on, until you feel:" 'click'. It's okay for now."
I don't know if you recognize this all.
The struggle between spontaneity and just working until things are good.
Okay, that's for it now.
I worked so hard on this piece, that I did not have time for my sketchbook!
have a really nice day, and thank you for visiting!