We all have our quirks, right? Some more than others; but I can tell you with all confidence that I am pretty quirky. One of my many quirks is that I am hopelessly neurotic. I've been told countless times that at two-years-old I would check my mother's diaper bag to make sure that she had all the necessities for my baby brother. While I'm not to the Jack Nicholson level in "As Good As It Gets," I'm fairly sure some professional somewhere could dub me with a fantastic sounding disorder--oops, I meant quirk! So the amazing thing to me is that I can actually FINISH a painting and be happy with it.
Sure, there are times when I think that something is missing, and I'll go back and rework the painting until it feels right. (There's even an earlier post where I did just that!) But, usually, I'm able to come to the end of a piece and know that it's "The End."
I was asked recently if it was difficult for me to let paintings go. For some reason, it's not. And I think part of the reason is that I've really finished it--no going back and checking and rechecking--and I want to pass it along and make room for other ideas and other projects. It creates a flow, this passing on... So how 'bout you? When do you know that your pieces are finished? And do you rework and obsess over the details? Or do you know when the time is right to pass it along and go with the flow?
This piece is titled, "Beyond the Page" and features a kind-hearted Queen Alice. ;-)