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Dazed and Confused

20/11/2020
What to do when you are Dazed and Confused? When you have moved on but your paintings still turn ou the same?
Accidental painting - Safe Harbour





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What do you do when you have moved on but your painting hasn't? Sometimes I have so many ideas buzzing around in my head I don't know where to start. At other times, like now, I have so many paintings that I've started from these good ideas and I don't know what to do next. At the moment I have eleven works started, they are not really connected in any way. Five of them are acrylic, 40cm x 40cm and 30 cm x 30 cm. Six are oil and cold wax smaller paintings. One of the acrylics was nearing completion. It started out at an attempt at an abstract painting, just shapes in colours that attracted me, but ended up as a harbour painting. The thing is, it isn't what I want to do. It is what happened against my will! So the question is, do I put it up for sale or start again.
I joined Connected Artists Club this week with Alice Sheridan and watched my first Q and A session. One of the topics was what to do when you are stuck. Write down all of your issues, and by the time you have done that you will know the answer. (This wasn't guaranteed!) So I did just that. And the answer started to become clearer. I don't need to call it finished. It isn't compulsory. And if it isn't giving me joy (Louse Fletcher!) Don't do it! So I won't! I will start again. on all 11, and make sure they have a common theme.