|12x12 oil on board, unfinished|
Before you begin you must always write the ending of the story. What do I mean by that, you ask. When visualizing your painting you have to have a goal. Wandering endlessly through the painting may sometimes lead you where you want to go, but most often you will just fritter away your time. The goal is the concept...the idea that began the painting.
Now this said one must always be open to what the painting says. The concept will continue to guide all the choices. Still you must always stand back and look objectively at the painting. Moving forward to that preconceived ending without consideration as to what is already happening in the painting is a fruitless endeavor.
I share this with you because of what has happened as I painted this painting.
It's still unfinished...but I am standing back.