I’ve spoken about my hesitation to share works-in-progress before. I’m having so much anxiety and issues and hesitation about this piece, but I think it’s because I consider it a work of Capital-A-Art. When I look at the painting I’m busy with (I work on the painting when I just can’t handle this drawing any more) it’s just going so much easier. And it’s not just because the paint is so much more forgiving (a black mark on this paper stays forever, but paint can be covered again later) but because the painting is just a technical exercise. There’s not much more to it than meets the eye. This one, though, is meant to be An Artwork.
I’m not sure if it’s worth making Art.
Artmaking is supposed to be my relaxing, fun, what-I-want-to-do-with-my-time activity. I have enough stress at my day job, why on earth would I put such pressure on myself to make Art?