One canvas is usually the swirly, free canvas. And the other precise and geometric.
Remember this painting from an earlier post?
Well, I painted this one on the same day. Two very different paintings. The swirly ones are much more free and fun. I get frustrated with the minimal paintings, because they are never as perfect and precise as I'd like.
Often, I do a painting like this and it sits for a while. If I like it, I leave it alone. Sometimes I decide to add more paint to it. As was the case today with this painting, which now looks like this:
I'm not sure what happened here. A friend said he thought it looked like a dragon. I don't see that. I thought maybe it looked like those barbed wire tattoos, or maybe a Chinese character.
I remember Picasso saying that the hardest part about painting is knowing when you are done and that sometimes he wished he had someone to pull him away from a canvas when he was done. I have thought the same thing. I sometimes have to literally drag myself away from a canvas, because I am not sure it is done and my inclination is to just keep layering paint on.
Is this painting done? I am not sure. What do you think?