Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Movement (Work in Progress!)
Copyright 2012 Addie Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

I'm not sure if this painting is finished or not. I keep adding layers to it. We shall see.

Don’t judge or self-edit as you go through these explorations…
give the unexpected room to emerge by allowing each movement to evolve
from the one before and lead naturally
into the one that follows. 
 -Brenda Divelbliss, Speaking on Modern Dance

Two layers ago it looked like this...


  1. It's always interesting to see "work in progress." Often it reminds me that I just have to decide when it's done, because when I look at other artists' work, I find that I like the piece at different or multiple levels of "doneness." For me, there isn't a magical "done." It's more of a decision on my part. How do you know when you're done?

    1. So true! Usually I just in my gut feel that it is finished... other times it just keeps itching at me like this one. It makes me feel restless and not peaceful.


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