Unstuck is so much better than being stuck. Thank you Tobin, Laurie Sue, Robert, Ryan and Sam for answering yesterday’s Sprout Question: Has there ever been a time when you were stuck and finding it difficult to finished a creative piece? What did you do?
Here are the results of yesterday’s work where I tried a number of the suggestions offered in the comments on the previous post “Stuck.”
But here is how it will be cropped when framed.
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Yes, I think this is my last edit to take out all that isn’t adding value to the final image. It is the photographer in my that likes to trim.
Arbutus driftwood and Sandstone may never be in the category of “one of my very best paintings” but I have a huge sense of satisfaction in having it “done!” Besides, I have long ago stopped deciding what is best or worst in my work because I have seen people overlook my favourites and purchase something that I was reluctant to keep (my mother has saved a few pieces from my compost pile that I am now glad she did).
Best of all, I can now move on to other work – like using my new water miscible oil paints. I haven’t painted with oils for 30 years. I am so excited to get started – after laundry and other chores of course… or maybe painting first then chores. How does that sound? Like celebrating right? Shall we?
Sprout Question: How do you celebrate when you have a creative break through?
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