I just realised I have a lot of unfinished paintings lying around.I always start very exited on a new painting with lots of ideas,but after a while (when I come to the finish) I lose energy and lose my creativity with the result that I have now lot of unfinished works not knowing what to do with them...I wonder if I'm the only one with this experience..would like to hear from you :-)(
(hereby a few examples)
Love the last one, such a lot of energy. How about passing them around to other artists for contributions? that is always interesting. I and a group of friends have about 10 paintings circulating this way and some interesting things have happened along the way...
But I have not really painted for such a long time I don't really have anything hanging around in a partial state such as this. It would be great to start some collaborative paintings, this can really provide energy and inspiration to some who might be "stuck". What do you think??
In fact looking again I love them ALL lol
Actually they all look pretty close to being resolved Ingrid! I would not be concerned too much with having paintings laying around. I have had work from 4 years ago waiting around to be resolved. You will take them out one day and finish them. I love them all btw especially the creature with the horns...fantastic!!
i am digging them all ingrid!
As usual they are all wonderful but I see what you mean. I have the same problem and have lots sitting around. I was once told by a teacher to turn the paintings around that you can't seem to finish and then look at them in a couple of months with a new eye- if you still have nothing- turn them back around and wait a while longer. You will eventually get them done. I just re-did a 3D painting I made for my son and wife out of wood like 2x4s and smaller pieces. It had bothered me for 4 years and I grabbed it the last time I was there and told them I HAD to fix it/ finish it. They about had a cow but I took it back to them at Christmas and they really love what I did with it. Like Gary I have paintings at least 4 years old and older not finished. One day I will have a light bulb go off and finish them.
That 3rd one looks a bit like Jesse Reno- your hero. Take a look at your older finished paintings and I think you will see what you need to finish them. You are close!
I like the man with the fish on his head. Fantastic colours! My mother used to turn her paintings upside down so that she was seeing them from a different angle. I have a few that have been bubbling away and won't be finished for a while. I think it is a normal part of the creative process.
In-grid,come to my workshop and have a look!They are all sitting in corners and some are on the walls staring at me from time to time and i see finished once that i want to start all over again... It's part of it all, a long journey with multiple sideways and cul-de-sac.
Yes,sending them off to get others have a go is a nice idea ,i'm all for it to start some paintings that travel around to gather a few sparks from fellow artists!I do like them all,the Reno one needs just an eye,the fish one is almost there,maybe the last needs more work.Maybe you finish it for the time being and leave it as it is as you can always come back to it one day.You could also draw some lines across to devide it into different sections and work from there.Show us the result,please...
Thank you all for commenting :-) and yes Mary,love the idea of collaborating paintings,pity these are all on board and too big to pass around,we should do some on paper :-)
From keeping myself for not painting over all my works,I took the idea from Diana and bought the app 'procreate' on my iPad ($ 3,5)and I LOVE IT!!
This is my first 'painting' hope you like it ;-)
OOOO- Ingrid- I WANT!!! It even looks like you spray painted! My husband is getting an new iPad 2 thru his work- maybe I can add this app to his? Not sure- it is pretty protected. I sure hope so! Nice work!
Nice iPad art!! I'd certainly be interested in joining others who want to "paint and pass"... maybe something can be organised around that. And I am hoping/expecting a new group for those of us who are already making a drawing or painting a day and hope too that this will encourage and inspire others to start or continue working...