Finally got the nerve to call this one done! There are two images associated with my Allen’s Hummingbird. One in direct light and one angled into the light just a bit to show the effects of the Daniel Smith Duo-chrome Saguaro Green. It was the perfect paint to show how these little guys appear in different lighting! 10-DSCN2722 View
So, I have a question…what do you do when you are working on a painting, and you get to a point when you are almost afraid to move forward, for fear of totally ‘trashing’ what you have already accomplished? (this little guy has worked out better than I anticipated so far, and I just hate the thought of messing him up now….) 20191018_180950
What Mary said. I usually wait for a while – sometimes a week or two and then look at it before deciding if I need to do anything more. That said, I do have one or two paintings that I’ve never touched even though I think they might need something more. If you can’t decide WHAT more it is they need, I think it’s better to try painting it again, than to mess up what you’re happy with.
This is looking beautiful! 😍And as others have said, yep, walking away for awhile is great advice. Though I have to admit that I don’t… I just sort of go for it and always complete things in one sitting. But I do have a tendency to overwork things. Knowing when to stop is a real skill that I’m still trying to learn! 😉
As am I…too often I just try to keep adding more, and of course, the result is never what I want. Am hoping tomorrow I will be able to look at this with fresh eyes and finish it, without ruining what I already have. Thanks, Charlie! I knew checking in with the community here would help me move forward.😊
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