Usually, I don't have trouble making a decision on whether a painting is complete or requires additional work but with this last piece I've been working on titled 'Fragility. Myth' I spent hours staring at it before I decided it was complete. The assumption I made on why it took me so long had a lot to do with the absence of drama in the painting. By instinct, I have a tendency to reach out for bright, contrasting colors to form palettes that are vibrant and have lots of movement. This time around though, I went with a far more subtle palette, with the simple intention of exploring how the end product made me feel.
I photographed the piece and stared at the image as I was running errands all day yesterday to validate my decision of deciding it was done, and surprisingly the more I stared at it, the less I liked it. So after I wrapped up my errand runs, I rushed back to the studio to take a look at it in person, and the second I saw it, I fell in love with it all over again. So confusing. I'm guessing I decided that it was OK to have a piece of artwork that is different from the rest as opposed to questioning why it was different and not feeling attached to it because of its difference. Food for thought.
Here she is. Acrylic, Ink, and Marker on Canvas. 36in square.