I can't tell you how many times it seems like nothing works with my art. I still haven't figured out how to to resist fighting it every time it refuses to listen. On days like that, what I feel I should do is take a back seat and either listen to what it has to say, or just not touch it and plan for the next day. What I actually end up doing is wrestling it until I have to start from scratch. Something similar happened yesterday. I started a new piece and it was doing fine until I grew a little restless waiting for the paint to dry because I was running out of daylight (now that the mural is back, and needs to be installed, I had to move back into the small studio space, which isn't very well lit and it makes it very difficult to paint at night). I kept working into it growing more frustrated with each layer until it got to a point where the colors were just plain murky. I'm dreading going to the studio today because I'm not sure what I'll see. I'm not sharing a picture of the piece just yet but I will share a photo of what made me feel better
We decided to thread in loops made of twine across the top of the canvas and thread a fat piece of rope through it. I love the texture it adds to the colorful fabric. Lets see how it looks when its up!