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on: December 01, 2017, 04:21:07 AM
Seems I've fallen into a pattern lately, that isn't necessarily bad, but still better than i used to be.  Now, i tend to end a painting by getting it out several times after I've called it done, but i'll tweak, pretty much by experimenting here and there on the accents, without changing anything bold. After that, I'll put it away, mind filled with self doubt, and cringing what I've done, but reality, the tweaking could have gone both ways.............a tad better, or a tad worse. I just put up with the annoying sense of doubt it feel. I feel regretful I do it, but it's a toss of the dice. But never any radical changes, like i used to do and spend 30-40 hours "fixing" things when they ALWAYS went in a direction for the worse. So things are better now.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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