Thursday, July 28, 2016

Throwing Good Money After Bad

Yesterday I got sucked for awhile into an escalation of commitment, the common decision-making error of applying additional resources at a problem when you should cut your losses and move on.

In a quiet moment later in the day I realized the big loss for me was in the process. I don't enjoy painting when I 'try' too hard, when I get stuck in monkey mind and lose all sense of intuition and flow.

Today, a new day.

I start fresh with the same rock face as yesterday's for my springboard. I opt to focus my experiments on complementary colors and quiet space. Instead of starting with a photo reference in front of me, and instead of drawing lines to begin, I choose two complementary colors and a brush, and just play. Quickly, intuitively.

When flow stops, I stop.

This work in progress started with the same reference as Cracked Under Pressure—is that crazy or what!

work in progress


  1. Love the texture so far Dotty ;)

    1. Thanks, Sheila. Sometimes I go in with texture to great effect and sometimes not. I love the texture here, too!