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Old 06-25-2017, 05:06 PM
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It's not a race

I don't know why sometimes I feel like I have to finish a painting quickly. I enjoy the process, the journey....that is why I love to paint. And I don't sell my paintings so no rush to get it done. And then when I rush, I don't enjoy painting...does anyone else do this at times....And if yes, why are we doing this??? Just food for thought...
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Re: It's not a race

time restraints?
fast music on loud while you work?
striving for the 'messy' look?
too much java?

breath, play calm music, relax

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Old 06-25-2017, 08:28 PM
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time restraints?
fast music on loud while you work?
striving for the 'messy' look?
too much java?

breath, play calm music, relax

la
Actually, I think it is time restraint, usually, the day before I have to go to work ....like today Sunday and then yuck I have to start work on Monday...
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Re: It's not a race

If possible I try to start and finish in one session, hate to come back to the same painting a second time, can’t think of anything more boring.

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Aw, man, this is the story of my life. I enjoy sculpting, but my projects are always time-consuming. Combined with the fact that I don't have much time to sculpt, this usually gives me bouts of panic every other week or so, when I see how much other sculptors have made and how little I've got to show for it.

And then I recently found out that Dutch artist Carel Willink usually only finished about 4 paintings a year. Yay, I'm not alone .
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That is called Anxiety... congratulations .. you are yet another club member of the "affliction of the century"!

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Re: It's not a race

I find paintings always have their own rhythms; some get done very quickly, some take their own sweet time. I have several around here that I started back in the fall, and they're not yet done, and others that got banged out in a day or two. And one of my favourites, which took, IIRC, about two hours. But I do think that now matter how much or how little time a picture takes, it's no good to rush. When it comes to art, you've got to have a slow hand, and an easy touch

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Re: It's not a race

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I find paintings always have their own rhythms; some get done very quickly, some take their own sweet time. I have several around here that I started back in the fall, and they're not yet done, and others that got banged out in a day or two. And one of my favourites, which took, IIRC, about two hours. But I do think that now matter how much or how little time a picture takes, it's no good to rush. When it comes to art, you've got to have a slow hand, and an easy touch

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I second that Chris and beautifully stated.
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Re: It's not a race

I don't do good work when I try to "finish quickly". Therefore, I take my time with every painting I accomplish. Most of my paintings are quite realistic.

I create a few "painterly" works, as well, but even with those, while I do my best to create the appearance of having dashed them off in a shorter time, I put many hours of effort into them, in reality.

I am truly one who greatly enjoys the process. I take no particular pleasure in finishing a painting quickly, and therefore that is seldom my goal.
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I find paintings always have their own rhythms; some get done very quickly, some take their own sweet time. I have several around here that I started back in the fall, and they're not yet done, and others that got banged out in a day or two. And one of my favourites, which took, IIRC, about two hours. But I do think that now matter how much or how little time a picture takes, it's no good to rush. When it comes to art, you've got to have a slow hand, and an easy touch

Cheers;
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I third that Chris. Is that a thing, thirding something? And I love the slow hand, easy touch reference, gave me a giggle🙋🏻
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Re: It's not a race

Slowly, you have that time to go back and allow it to steep, and mature. You find your mistakes and fix them. Fast, you get that impulsive spontaneity which comes from confidence and maturity. Which to do? Possibly each job is a puzzle to itself, and different works require different approaches. I have been looking at my sculpture. I mean, it is very nice, but it also is so "worked" that I would like some spontaneous surface detail in it, so it looks like it takes less time than it actually does.
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:11 PM
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Re: It's not a race

I'm a VERY slow worker---no, I mean, my WORK progresses slowly. Too slowly. I also feel sometimes I've got to "get going" when I'm already going as fast as I can. . . but whenever I speed up, I end up scraping things out, so there I am, "behind" again!

I do get the sense there IS a race (because I'm not young) but you must remember, it's not a race to anywhere; so it's not really a race at all.
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:16 AM
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Re: It's not a race

I can't leave a piece until I feel it's done. Like it literally won't let me go. For the first time the other night I stopped and went to sleep (while thinking aboit it) and continued working on it the next morning. It was nice to go at it after a rest, but I basically obsess until it's finished. Is this normal?? Lol I'm trying to take my time more, and I probably should esp if I'm getting frustrated, but I just can't let it sit there if I don't feel it's finished. Don't get me wrong, I love the process, I will paint for hours and play and learn, but I usually won't sleep until it's finished.
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Re: It's not a race

Love this thread, as I tend to rush at times, and take my time with others. Since I mostly use a wet on wet technique, I "feel" I need to finish in one sitting. Typically, however, I just want that rush you get when you do something good. For some, however, I know I need to xtra time to make it right.
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