In this art lesson I help fellow creative Tia Sunshine decide when her artwork is finished, and we discuss key things to consider when refining your own artwork.
- how to refine and do final touches on a work without overdoing it
- The value of feedback in coming to this decision, and ultimately,
- Deciding when enough is enough.
Use this example of reflection to come to a finished work to improve your own art.
Also note: be sure to visit Tia’s website to see her current work. She has done SO much since we recorded this Q&A session for Self-Taught to Self-Confident.
See more of her work here: Tia Sunshine’s Website
Now it’s your turn: what helps you decide when a work is finished? OR, which strategy do you plan to use from today’s session? Share more in the comments below.
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I enjoyed watching and listening to your evaluation of Tia’s artwork. To my mind your advice was spot-on. Your ability to verbalize your observations is excellent and if Tia can incorporate that input into finishing the painting, she’ll end with a fine piece of art. I’m always amazed when people can speak in public and really express their thoughts so well. I’m terrible at it and usually get lost in my thoughts somewhere. I’m a little better at expressing myself when I get to type it out, as I have time to think about what I want to say and can go back over it to add or subtract from it. To do what you do, Carrie, is a gift that really helps us along with our projects. Many thanks for that!
Tia – looking forward to seeing your completed painting.
Thanks so much Bill for sharing! Teaching for nine years in front of teenagers helps you get the public speaking jitters out 😉 (at least in teaching situations).
Aaaah yes Photoshop! I always feel this is the one thing that can kill so much time, but I’m so glad to have taken some beginner courses a while back as an elective when studying marketing at college. I’m not at a pro level at all, but it has helped me make helpful things such as posters for local events related to my work. Thank you so much for this video, Carrie! I’m definitely giving your website a follow 🙂
Thanks Ed for being here!