Acrylic on board 16cm x 16cm
After a busy day I began painting at 4pm. Dinner time loomed with nothing to offer the family as I hadn't made it to the supermarket yet. I was already having to push through inertia to paint as it was, because I really wasn't in the mood for painting. So with the pressure of the evening bearing down on me, I was one stroke of paint away from abandoning the painting and heading to the supermarket. But I knew that once I'd got back and cooked dinner there was no way I would have the energy to resume where I left off. So I ordered pizza!
Once I'd let myself off the hook, I found it easier to engage with the painting and was able to resolve what hadn't been working. The fact that we missed out on a home cooked dinner will be forgotten by tomorrow night (if I cook something nice) but this painting will potentially last for generations. If only I could use that excuse every night!