bemusing musings of a bewildered brush-wielder

day six

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So, after working a while on a painting, I reach a point where I pause.  Sometimes, I pause for ten minutes, sometimes I lay the painting to the side for a few days.  After working on the painting today, I’ll look at it tonight.  If nothing jumps out at me, I won’t work on it tomorrow- I might lose ground then.  It’s the initial impression that I want to retain, and the more I work on a piece, the more I risk losing that initial impression.  And, this is why I always keep five to ten paintings running- when I suddenly stop with one canvas, I pick another one up, and keep working.

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3 responses

  1. kittie

    OK. My comment is totally discardable (?). I feel the extended hand needs to be relaxed. Still extended, but with relaxed fingers. Thanks for the opportunity to let us watch the progress. K

    April 20, 2011 at 1:44 am

  2. Sean

    The “initial impression” technique is interesting.

    April 24, 2011 at 11:13 am

  3. Laura

    Hi Kevin,
    Trust the Process its part of the creative flow

    June 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

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