Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Weakest Link

"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link"
This applies not only in business but also to your paintings.
It is the weakest part of your painting that will lose the sale or keep you from winning the prize.

You might think the painting is so strong that the problem area will be ignored, in most cases it is the problem area that will cause the painting to fail. It is difficult to distance yourself enough to determine the problem areas - it is also difficult to admit there is a weak area - but what is the hardest - at least for me - is to actually correct the problem. For one, at this point the painting is 99.9% complete, and two, is it worth the risk of ruining the rest of the painting just to fix something that might not be a problem to someone else. Yes - fix it.

Don't settle for less than your best.

So close to complete, it's becoming a chore to work on these. I want them out of my house. I don't care if I ever see them again. This mood that I am in is one of my indicators that these painting might be done.
How do we know for sure?

What I do know for sure is that I am not the only one with these insecurities - check out Kim Henkel's blog, ,  June 7th - "When is is Finished?"


  1. I am so looking forward to seeing the whole finished piece! So far ... it is beautiful.

    P.S. Your hearts were featured on Guest Heart Thursday!

  2. Wonderful insights and wonderful paintings. I wish you luck as you find just the right way to finish. - I followed a link from Random Hearts- and I am glad I did.



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