I am a working artist living in Oak Ridge, North Carolina.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Voila! I present the first painting I have started and finished in a month in a long, long time. I am done. No question marks. No doubts. Done. This is a statement that I can't usually make for years.
How do we know when pieces are finished? With the pots there is a definite ending. When the whole piece is carved it is done. But a painting is so ephemeral...so vague....so squishy. I always struggle to know when to let it be done. I have ruined many a painting not recognizing when the painting had had enough. This one just said it. I'm done.