How do I move thru a painting towards completion?
While studying the piece, I ask questions…in no particular order:
— What is the story here?
- — A coming storm?
- — An inhale / exhale?
- — A conflict, a resolution?
- — Momentum?
- — A sigh of relaxation?
— Are the lights and darks holding their own, carrying the story?
— What did I see this morning in the sky on the way to swimming?
These questions help me see strengths and areas I need to work on more.
And then the paintings will fully express it’s story.