Thursday got me a little farther down the road on this piece but it's at the stage where I'm not sure if it got better or worse. When a painting is at this place there are good things about it that need to be left alone while other parts are not right yet. trouble is... I become tentative as to what to do to keep moving forward. Earlier on in the life of a painting you can just plunge in and not worry about losing ground. But later you feel the need to be cautious. Caution makes for non creative brushwork. I need to let this one sit for a while. Rothko sometimes sat and pondered a piece for hours and days before stepping up with that one perfect stroke that completed it. Rothko I'm not. But I understand how he felt about the process.
I have another piece to move on to so I think I'll work on it for a while.
The kids are home for xmas and lots of distractions now. All good ones! So, who knows if I'll get anything done for the next few days?