|One of the drawings started here.|
|Several layers deep here, beginning to take shape|
|This might be done, but I'm not sure.*|
|I'm not sure where this started, but it is one of the drawings begun in March, which you can see here. I seem to be on a roll with these orb shapes.|
|Or not. This got a makeover, or a fresh start, or a "monkey wrench" at this point.|
|Back to the orbs I guess. Still in process.|
If you don't know if it's finished, it is not finished. About my piece above, third image from the top, I say I'm not sure if it's finished. So it's not. It may only need to sit for a few days, at which time I may declare it finished. Or I may see what has to happen to move it forward. So, even if your piece does not need another mark, it isn't finished until it says it's finished.
The practice is not How-To-Finish-Your-Art in ten easy steps; and it isn't about going through a checklist of compositional principles (though that can be helpful if you don't know what is bugging you about a piece). The practice is being honest with yourself (not rationalizing or explaining) and cultivating awareness of that gut feeling that tells you the piece speaks to you, expresses YOUR voice. Key word here is "cultivate". It's an ongoing practice; keep cultivating. Namaste.