I see now that it’s important to take creative breaks to get a fresh perspective on my original modern wall hangings. So when I create new works of art I take small breaks for lunch, or run errands. For instance I allow myself to stop painting if I can’t decide if I should add more contrasting colors to a bold new painting, change brushes for a wider brush stroke, build more texture on texture, or if I should just leave the canvas alone.
It hardly seems like a real dilemma, but many artists suffer from insecurities and are too critical at vulnerable points in the creative process. I feel painters and other artists move too quickly to judge their work when they could be steps away from creating something really beautiful, because when I come back to my abstract art projects with a clear mind I feel inspired and can see clearly what to do next.
The abstract painting Butterfly Wings shown above is a textured acrylic with paint in striking blue, green, red, purple and yellow, with orange and yellow undertones. The organic shapes on the canvas and the bright colors represent butterflies in flight in the garden. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".