So after many cumulative hours of working at moving forward on "Jeff" I have decided to put the painting aside. Probably a long time coming. What a relief. There is a turning point in a work as the focus becomes totally on technique and this is the place where the work begins to die. I am not ready to begin the death process on "Jeff." It is still worth pursuing.
I had a flood of ideas from some old photos I took a few years back. I am well into one painting and have another canvas prepped and ready to go. So these few weeks have seen an amazing burst of energy and focus on these works. I needed a change and I needed to walk away from the other painting. Thank the Lord for revealing a long sought after path.