Whenever I complete a painting, or even during the process of it, I find spots of a painting that really attract my attention. The challenge is when it happens as I'm painting, particularly when it's something that can't remain when it interferes with the look of the entire piece. There are times I want to keep certain colours or marks so badly but I know that I need to sacrifice them in order to create an interesting whole, and then there are others where, even though the marks or colours might be a little 'off', that it just works. Sometimes I don't know why something works or doesn't, it's just a feeling, so it's nice when a new set of eyes can view the work and verbalize what they see. It's always about the details.
AIRdirondack Art Project