This morning I had a clear head and motivation to start again. I find it very easy to get clogged and distracted to the point of stopping if I let myself think about the whole finished painting before it is finished. It is a trap. I warn you, don't do it. Of course, I also had a life distraction this week and sat on a jury trial. But all in all when I feel this clog happening, I just stop and tell myself the time is not right for me to continue. I don't feel a "flow" happening. So, after a very short break, today I show more work in progress from my morning art period.
The way I start again when there are so many different ideas that I have floating around in my head about the possible outcome, is to start back with something that I am sure I want to add to the painting and put all other ideas out of my mind. This one thing then unclogs and lets the inspiration start to flow with reason.
In other words, I think the composition has to build. The story has to be revealed little by little. How can I know exactly what will be in all areas of this canvas from the beginning? When you start to read a story, you don't know the ending until you get there.