Creative Process, Painting, Studio Process

When to Stop Painting – One Step Too Far

An artist reflects on the challenging judgment of knowing when a painting is complete, recognizing a tendency to overwork pieces. The writer prefers an earlier, bolder stage of a mixed media figure to the over-finished result, realizing that intuition and restraint often carry more expressive power than meticulous details.

Creating, Creative Process, Painting, Studio Process

Embracing Imperfection: Ugly On Purpose!

Artist Monette is developing a new series of expressive mixed media portraits, exploring abstraction and the beauty of imperfection. Her process, captured in progress photos, celebrates the raw, intuitive stages of creation. Embracing bold, jarring first strokes allows her to work intuitively, fostering joy and vulnerability in her artwork. She invites followers to join her creative journey on Pinterest and encourages sharing their own artistic experiences.