I have had several paintings in the studio I have been “stuck” on. I just have not know what to do next on them. I have started and finished other paintings and those still sit there, staring at me. Am I afraid of “messing up”? Waiting for them to “speak to me”? That’s one of the things I find fascinating, challenging & frustrating about abstract painting.
Finally yesterday I decided to take desperate measures and just add paint to them. I feel that at least something changes on them and maybe then they will “speak to me”. This is the experimental part of my painting. If I am stuck, the painting will never get finished, so if I at least add paint, whether good or bad, the painting has changed. That is when I have found some of the most exciting things happen in painting! Sometimes it’s a happy accident. Sometimes it’s just something I would have never thought of that just comes out in frustration! But it sure is exciting!
Here’s a few photos of my stuck paintings in progress… (excuse the photo quality! cell phone photos at dusk!)
I finally know where I am going with this one… stay tuned for the final version!
Please share what you do to get unstuck! Would love to hear!!! 🙂