I usually try to finish paintings in one or two sittings. This piece is a prime example of why I should not paint leisurely. I started this painting in September.
I had a few days off from work at the time so I thought I’d spend it being productive. Thought I’d try to take things slowly and more carefully, but I eventually ran out of holiday without finishing it. After abandoning it for months, I finally finished it Monday morning.
As per usual, metallic paint is a such a bitch to photograph.
In hindsight, I shouldn’t have primed the background immediately after I drew the outline of the circle in the center. I think it would have turned out better with just the natural woodgrain outside the circle. Oh well. Too late now. This painting and I have closure and I can finally move on. I have 6 new wood panels that have been calling my name, after all.
I know I have this tendency to be lazy and to get stuck in my head, so the Universe decided to send me a little reminder when I was re-reading Daytripper over the weekend: