Last week I showed you a painting that I thought was pretty good, and timely because of the solar eclipse. However, you may recall the last line of the blog was "We'll see if anything happens to it this coming week."
A lot has happened to it. Those blobs of white at the bottom did not dry clear, at least not in the brief amount of time that I gave them to do so and it bothered me. So I added some paint, and then some more, and the next thing I knew the pretty good painting wasn't.
Sadly there is no undo button in painting.
My whole week felt like the tragedy of this painting. I don't know if Mercury was in retrograde or my hormones went wacky or I was at the affect of spiritual warfare, but it was certainly battle and not peace that filled my days. Thankfully, my wonderful family endured, loved me through it, and we all survived.
It occurred to me during the course of working and reworking this painting, that it describes a tendency. I can have a pretty good thing going in my life yet one little thing bothers me, so I focus on that one little thing, until it is all I can see.
I've heard it said that a great artist knows when to stop. I hope one day I'll be a great artist! Until then I'll just keep painting, layers and more layers. This week it is with hope I say, we'll see what this painting looks like next week!