I don’t know if you remember this one or not, but this one has been half done for quite some time. (check out here and here for my progress) I don’t know what stopped me from finishing. Most often I don’t finish something because I’ve gotten bored with my idea or I don’t like the colors (this unfortunately happens to me semi regularly). I always liked the composition and the colour scheme of the castle. Who knows?! Either way, it got stashed with quite a few other “unfinisheds” up until about 2 months ago when I found it and got excited about it appearing on one of my walls. Most of the hard work had already been done; all I needed to do was add most of the outlining. The result was a real hit for me. I have done black and white images before and tried my hand at mixed media, but to my knowledge I have never kept my palette to a few colours.
While on the topic of “unfinisheds” when do you feel that a project is worth giving up on, or permanently changing? When you do decide that a project is not worth your time anymore, is it a failed experiment or a lucky mistake (because you get to reuse your materials and potentially create a much more successful piece) ? Are you happy to be rid of your piece or sad to see it go? I did a paint-over yesterday. My image is now gone forever, and I’m a bit sad over it. I had painted it about two years ago and it never got a lot of attention. Andres didn’t particularly like it (although he liked the idea behind the painting) I wasn’t ever sure how I felt about it. I really liked it, yet agreed that it was missing something. So, yesterday I attempted to add that something. It didn’t give it the necessary umph and the result was a painting I liked less than before. And just like that, I was done! I didn’t want to see it anymore, and it was whited out within an hour. I wouldn’t call myself an especially eclectic person. I don’t keep every piece of art I make and I’m happy to sell or give my art to others. But for some reason, I’m sad about this one. I hope after I do a few more paintings I’m ready for attempting the idea a second time.