I started this miniature self-portrait a month ago. Since that time, it has sat much of the time untouched while I worked on paying gigs :O)
Last week I worked on the second draft (statement). I took this tiny painting as far as I could that session, and finally set it aside to dry.
I figured I’d adjust the drawing and finish the detail in the next session.
This morning I was set to finish the piece, but the thought of working that tiny on myself made me tired. (The piece is 5″ x 7″)
Tired! That’s not good!
I knew that with that sort of attitude I’d never make it a good painting.
So I painted over it (myself) in shades of Pthalo Turquoise. Oh it was liberating! And I love the the resulting painting. It feels like the ocean to me.
I didn’t give up. I merely realized that to continue on this course would set myself up for dissatisfaction.
I’ll begin again. This time with
a better picture and a very large canvas.
Ever paint over yourself to give yourself a fresh start?