When Something isn’t finished

Hello Art fans and thank you for joining me for another Blog post. Today I would like to talk about art pieces that you feel are not quite right but have no idea what you include to finish it off.

This was the case with me and my piece I did in 2015 titled – “Outback Storm”. It was a illustration of Ayers Rock in Uluru in outback Australia that had a storm approaching (without) clouds. It had a nice sunset sort of background with lightening bolts falling from the skyline.

When I “thought” I had completed this piece in 2015, this is what it looked like (see picture below)

Outback Storm

It looked “empty” and lacked some other details but I couldn’t decide what to put in it, UNTIL recently. This lack of something really bugged me. I thought about adding some Kangaroo’s, or just one Kangaroo that was a close-up shot, but I just couldn’t get it to look the way I wanted it too. So yet again, I put it aside until another day.

Have you ever had this happen to you? Frustrating right?

Adding the NEW details

So I had just finished my latest piece “Playful Platypus” and was really feeling good about the work I had been doing over the last few weeks.

So I decided to pull up the Outback Storm piece and have another look at it. Again I thought of adding some sort of animal to the piece, but what I thought.

Then it hit me, I don’t need to just add an animal, I can add something better, a big old stringy gum tree would do the job perfectly.

So that’s what I did. I added the gum tree and some rocks to the piece.

This was the final result of the piece. And I think you will agree, it doesn’t look so…….empty now.



So when you feel like you’ve completed something, don’t be surprised if the universe gives you a nudge on the shoulder with the feeling I can do better. And when you have no idea’s about what to add or do, just put it aside for a bit and work on something else, the idea’s will come to you eventually.


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