I hit a lull this week with my painting – I spent hours on it, and yet it had reached a stage that I was beginning to dislike it, there were areas I was actually bored with. This often happens with my paintings – even when I think I am nearly finished.
The thing I have to remember each time this happens is that the painting is finished when it decides it is finished – not when I try and force it. Plus if there are areas I am bored with then the painting itself is lacking life and is probably bored itself.
So today I took the energy which was sitting with me which was around spending time in working environments which are toxic, and my overwhelming need to get back to a place of peace, of calmness – and so today my picture transformed again….. I still don’t know when it will decide to be finished, but I am back in the flow.