Thursday, March 24, 2011
I have been procrastinating finishing this painting because I was "stuck" It wasn't coming together in a way I was happy with but I couldn't figure out how to make it work. Things got so bad, I started cleaning house. My husband asked if we were expecting company. As it turned out, our grandson was on his way which was extra motivation to clean. I took the painting to my critique group this morning and their expert eyes gave me the information I needed. This was the extra motivation to paint! I was able to come home and finish it up. It feels good to be able to move on to the next one.
I hope all of you have a critique group to attend. I love seeing what others are doing and learn so much from everyone's comments about each painting that is presented. I also find it extremely helpful to hear what others see in my paintings. Because I know the intent behind each of my paintings, I don't always see what they see. I think I get eye fatigue, as well, where I don't notice every detail after looking at something for an extended period. I get by with a little help from my friends and I cherish them.