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When Are We Finished with a Painting?

4 monthes ago   |   By Kem Studios

'Looking for Fairies' 8x10 pastel on board ©Karen Margulis available $150 When is a painting finished? It is the big question next to how to begin! Finishing is tough. Leonard DaVinci said "Art is never finished, only abandoned". But how do we know when it is OK to abandon it? I was taught that a painting is finished when there is nothing more to say. That is good advice but even that can be hard to determine. Sometimes we think we are finished and when we return to a painting after awhile we see things that we didn't have the experience to see earlier. Take todays painting.
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