I’m currently working on this painting. Whilst I began with bundles of enthusiasm for a moment I seemed to have hit a wall with where I wanted to take the piece. I couldn’t decide if I loved it or HATED it.
Artists can often get ‘too close’ to their work to really understand how the image is progressing. I know I often go into ‘perfectionist mode’ too soon into the painting and become impatient. I have an image of how I want the painting to be and I want it to get there NOW! Of course we all know that you can’t rush art 🙄
Sometimes in art (and life) simply looking at something from a new perspective gives the image a whole new feel, and provides us with a fresh new wave of enthusiasm for the work.
If you are struggling with a painting, turn it upside down and look at it. Stare at in the mirror, or simply capture it from the most awkward or interesting angle you can manage. It really helps ☺