|collectors deciding which paintings to buy|
When is a painting finished along with "How long did it take you to make that?" are questions that I hear the most.
As for how long did it take you to make? "My answer is 60 years of practice. " I don't punch a time clock, nor do I write down my hours in the studio. I do know that because of all my 60 years of being a working artist, I never stop learning or pushing the techniques I use to discover my own voice.
"When is a painting finished?" Now that is another story. Sometimes I work on a piece until I think I can do no more and put it away for some time before I re-visit it. I just completed a painting that I "finished" three years ago. I like it much better now. I will post the changes next time.
|Cold wax and warm shadows|
|These collectors couldn't decide on one painting, so they bought two.|
|encaustic, 24" x 24"|
This array of paintings go back years. Some are the last of various series or painting I want to keep.