|'Dream Catcher' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
This brings up a question we often ask ....how do we know when we are finished? And if art is never finished then aren't we in trouble?
A better question is How do we know when to stop? The usual answer I hear is that we should stop when we have said all there is to say....or when we don't know what another mark will add to the painting. Stop.
Who knows how I will feel about the painting after a few more years but for now it tells the story of the shapes of the desert and I don't know what more I would add. That was an interesting exercise and an eye opener about the idea of finishing a painting.