|The Letting Go oil on canvas 40 x 30 x 1.5|
My actress friend calls this "being off book". Essentially, this means that it is only when you have memorized the script, and can put it down, that you are able to be creative with your own interpretation of your character.
My current read is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. On page 578, (for those of you with an investigative inclination), is a description of paintings that illustrate my point....and a lengthy discussion at that. Too much perfectionism deadens. The masters are indeed masters at the creating the illusion of the subject, while using the paint, the strokes and their hands, as well as the subject.
Let go..............if only one hand at a time.
"Letting Go" is currently on exhibit at Group Ten Gallery in Kent, Ohio.