Picked up the acrylics today, reworking an older painting. Large canvas, big brushes. I realised I needed an even bigger brush. I was happy at the end. But I never know until a month or two pass by how really 'good' a painting is. At least I know its working 'better' than when I started with it this morning. I changed the shape of the man reading, I was going to take him away completely but suddenly I really wanted him there. I couldn't bear scraping him away. Everything seemed happy with everything else. I didn't want to change a thing. Just to sit there and look at it. I am hanging a small show at a coffee shop on Thursday. I have a few paintings but there are three that really move me. So that is good.
It is good enough.
When do you know when things are 'good enough'?