Every night when I go to bed I put the work of the day where I can see it when I first wake up the next morning. This gives me that instant "blink" moment when I can judge quickly to see if what I have done so far has worked or not.
Most of the time I am pleased but sometimes there is a giant "uh oh" and I can tell that the truth must be told and my hours spent the day before were not fruitful.
What I have learned so far:
Listening to your gut is the real lie detector machine we all have . It is always present and always on. It does not matter if you worked super hard or love the subject ...if your gut says "No Mas". It is game over. I would say about every four to five paintings I have one of those moments. I used to rip them up. Now I gently turn them over ...forgive myself and use the back of the sheet.
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