Thursday, April 30, 2009

Purple Shell III

12" x 12"
Oil on canvas
I started painting something else yesterday and just couldn't get it to work, so I wiped it and started on this. 
Sometimes when I am having trouble with a painting, I will experience a lot of doubt & frustration. Instead of going round and round and banging my head with a piece that's not working, it's best to paint something I know. I've painted this shell a lot in the past, so I know it well. 
Confidence is restored and then I'm looking forward to the next painting. 
A lot of artists will do the same painting a few times before they start on the final big piece - which, I am now thinking is a really good idea. 

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