I was born on April 24th which makes me a Taurus “The Bull”. I am an introvert, much too serious, trustworthy and sensitive just to name a few of my traits, oh yes and stubborn. I never give up when I set my mind on something.
This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the situation. For the most part, though it has served me well. There are times when I should move on and I know it and I just don’t. I don’t want to admit my failures and that applies to painting especially!
Those times when I have just gone too far with a piece and regretted it soon after, I might then completely paint it all out and start over. Sometimes I don’t know how but those pieces are often my best.
I am working on learning to let go more and get rid of expectations. I know in my head that every painting will not be good but my stubbornness just wants to keep going until there is nowhere to go but start over. I love the process of making a piece of Art but my practical side is sometimes too product-oriented. It seems to me the longer I have been painting the harder it gets to please my own critic.
What am I going to do about it?
Try and get out of my head and do some automatic drawings and maybe do some small collage. I need to give myself permission to goof off a bit.
How do you deal with these issues?