If You’re Stuck, Back Up and Turn Around
Well now I’ve gone and done it. I have irreversibly changed a painting that wasn’t making me happy at all, and I’m still no happier than I was before. Sigh.
You may remember how this one started out:
And that didn’t work, so I changed it completely:
Then it ended up like this and stayed that way for a couple of months . . . but it still just didn’t work for me for some reason.
Yesterday I walked by and said OK, today is the day I change this piece again. I wanted to make sure I couldn’t see what had come before, because it wasn’t telling me what it wanted to be, no matter how many times I stared at it.
Now this is what I have, and I still don’t know what to do next. Some paintings are like that. It’s as if they sit over in the corner of the studio plotting against me. But I do like black at the top. I’ll let you know if and when I conquer this little 8×8″ square panel.
Note: I guess I should back up and re-read my blog post from last week, titled Try and Try Again.