These paintings were done as a kind of personal exercise with the goal of actually completing something without over thinking it.

This was useful for me since I have a tendency to get caught up in the details and then abandoning my artwork when I can’t get it just right. So the goal here was to go rather fast and focus on the big picture. No erasing was allowed.

I did these paintings in ArtRage 3 studio pro, which is a digital painting software meant to emulate natural media. Doing it this way instead of using more traditional media has both pros and cons, but it does allow for experimentation without being limited by what materials you have available. It´s also nice not to worry about wasting anything or about preparation or cleanup. But it does  allow for near infinite reworking, which is something I try not to do right now.  Computing power is also a concern, my hardware is getting a bit old at this point. You can´t have everything I guess.

Either way, this was a very enjoyable experience and I was actually rather happy with the results.

Do you ever struggle with finishing your work?