The thing that keeps me going with this painting is a feeling of being unsettled. I don’t like it yet. Not yet. I seem to get little bits of ideas for change often. Still, I know its not there yet. I just know.
Sometimes I have to wait for paint to dry and sometimes I just have to wait until I know what to do next. Sometimes I look at the painting, and sometimes I don’t. It is always around waiting for its next step. When one change is made it may prompt another change because everything in the painting reacts differently to the new element. When I made the stripes yellow, the bright blue shadow started to bug me. That may be the next change, when I figure out what to do with the blue. For now, its important to know that it bugs me.
Being honest and aware of my own reactions is key. When I honestly become aware that I’m sick of looking at this painting, its time to make it into something I like. And I trust that I will know what to do. It helps to practice paying attention to what brings me delight. Ain’t no thang but a chicken wang. ; )