What to Do When a Painting Goes Wrong [133]

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We’ve all experienced it – we’re working on a painting we love and then … oops, we make a few wrong moves and the whole thing feels ruined. Or, as recently happened to Louise, we’e working in a painting late at night, feeling really good about it, and then come back in the next morning to find nothing is as we thought.

But is this really a problem?

In this episode, we discuss that sinking feeling and offer a different viewpoint. During our conversation, we dig into the stages of a painting, discuss whether we have ever actually ruined anything, rail against the use of gesso to ‘just cover it up,’ and agree on the importance of intention as a guiding principle.

We also share our thoughts on a new art book and digress into a slightly nerdy discussion about Mailchimp. 


‘Remembering in Paint’ by David Mankin
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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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