When is a painting finished ?

This painting was started about 6 weeks ago and is still morphing…

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Beginning with large areas of loose colour. I lived with it and watched

 


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I tightened it up with more colour, dribbles and abstract geometric forms. For the next week I watched again…

 

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Still not satisfied, I threw it on the floor and used, bucket and broom, to scrub, pour & glaze with puddles of watery acrylic paint and Gesso to muddy it up

 

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Once dry, I worked into the forms to bring them back again

 

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Recently, I scrubbed away more areas, added several paint glazes and played across the surface with oil pastel for days

 

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When is a painting finished?

It will tell me…

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