This is a perfect example of the layering techniques I use in my “Organic Art” series. I paint, wipe, scrub, and reveal what paint and layers have left behind. Sometimes your un-earthing process is like receiving a gigantic present. I paint, and layer, working with the paint when it’s wet, giving it a moment to settle, and then attack! Sometimes just lifting some off, or moving it around. I am spontaneous in my painting, and reactive to what’s happening on the paper or canvas. I love painting fast and hard, responding to reactions of the medium I’m using. Then i do like to live with it for a day or two…..sometimes a painting requires a few days to settle. The hardest part for any artist I think is knowing when to quit. When do you walk away….?????
That is part of the art of being an artist…when do you just say…it’s done! Or is any artist really satisfied with a piece? Some artists I know will not live with their paintings in their home, it’s too difficult to be surrounded by their work, they always see something more to do to it. I like being around my canvases, it lets me live with them and experience them as the collector, or eventual owner would. Once I stop painting….I am usually done with the piece. It is a hard call, and one I struggle with.
I would love to know other artists opinions…write me!