Working on a current painting, I am always aware that I do not have as much control over the results as I would like to have.
Jewelry projects do not have the kind of mysterious variables that painting has for me.
Mixing just the right color, choosing the best brush for the right stroke, capturing the emotional atmosphere that I intuitively know I want.
I'm at a level of skill (or lack thereof) where sometimes the magic happens and sometimes it does not.
My current effort-
Parts of the painting have improved, and other parts?.....not so much.
This piece is asking for at least one more session to try to find the magic.