Early on Sunday, kids still asleep, hubby treating horses at the clinic, before church, I snuck into my studio (also know as the basement), had my hot coffee, and I worked on this painting for a little while.
It is so quiet and peaceful, hard to quit and move on to the days events.
I think it is part of being new to the artist world, but I never have a complete plan to the painting, never quite sure when it is complete, nervous to sell one, hoping the buyers will really like it.
If I think back to being a young veterinarian, maybe it was the same way, doubting the treatment, wondering if it was the right antibiotic, if he was on it long enough, worrying for each pet sent home after surgery...maybe I should have kept him in the hospital one more night....
If I remember correctly, with each day of practice came more confidence, getting a feel for the antibiotics, how quickly they worked, knowing in my gut when the dog would be ok at home after surgery....maybe it is the same with painting, the more days you show up at the studio (or basement), the more confidence you have in what colors will work, how much background is enough, confident to put it in the mail to the person waiting for its arrival...
I will let you know as I go along on this new adventure!
Here is an interesting link to treating your sick horse without getting hurt...maybe it will be useful one day.