Close To Finished

I worked on the legs and feet today and I’m very close to finished. I could of continued on but I decided to let it go another day.

I’ve become increasingly sensitive to my own mood while painting. After many paintings failing or succeeding due to my mood or focus, I’m able to recognize how I’m feeling and determine my course. I was so close to finishing this painting but I had been distracted and pulled away from it. The distraction was necessary and good, but a distraction all the same. So when I sat down to continue painting again I recognized my lack of focus and ended the session. Plus, I’m painting the foot of this figure which is super complex and I felt like I needed as much focus as possible to get it right. It would not surprise me if it took two hours just to finish the foot tomorrow.

Close To Finished
Close To Finished

If I could only get good photos of my work… sigh…

Close To Finished, setup

Session Details

  • Session: 1436
  • Work: 1202
  • Width: 11"
  • Height: 15"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 2
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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