Ok, enough of bludgeoning you over the head with unsolicited advice that I’m sure you already knew. 🙂 Here’s the painting:
This painting finished in an unusual way. I paused in the middle of painting it and said to myself, ‘dang that looks good! But I just started…’ I paused for quite a while, thinking it needed something more, a lot more really, but unsure as to what. The next day I added the red and light blue thought some more about what else it needed. I thought and thought and thought some more. I thought that I could make a childrens story out of this post. (Actually no, I thought that just now, Sam-I-am.) I set the painting aside for days pondering what else it could use. I went on vacation. By the time I came back I’d gotten so used to seeing it this way, that finally it just seemed done… without further changes.
This has happened before and it kind of bothers me. I’ll stop painting thinking it needs more, but I hesitate. Then time passes and I just get used to seeing it the way it is. It seems done by then, but I have to wonder if it really does still need something and I just can’t see it anymore because I’ve gotten used to how it is.
So either I failed to recognize when it was truly done, or I failed to complete it until I no longer saw the need. But abstract art being almost the definition of a subjective thing, makes this solidly neither here nor there. So… after lengthy, serious deliberations I’ll go with: Woo-hoo! It’s done!! 🙂