Here’s an update on the painting I worked on during my demonstration at the University Art Center. (Click here to see it’s many incarnations.)
I like blogging about a piece mid stream. Taking photographs and writing about my artwork really helps me to look at my paintings with new eyes.
Here are a few other ways to get a fresh perspective:
1) Step awaaaaaay from your work.
2) Look at it in the mirror.
3) Look at it through a reducing glass. (If you haven’t seen one, they look just like a magnifying glass, but it’s purpose is to shrink the subject. This is very handy if your studio is small like mine.)
4) Take a picture of the painting and adjust the saturation to remove all color.
5) Ask a child what they think. They’ll most certainly tell you!
6) Let it rest for a few days.
When will it be done? I’m not sure. I feel that I’m really close. I feel like it could be done in one more painting session.
But paintings don’t like to be rushed, so I’m going to let it rest for a few days and see what it has to say.