Sometimes I struggle with achieving depth in my art, particularly as an abstract artist, not privy to the usual tool box of visual gimmicks. If you also have this same problem try this quick fix- drill a hole in it.
I like to say that I am attempting to capture time, which is a fool's errand, because time is.
Ever since I got my art back I feel like I've kept a good rhythm, even if my pace is a little slow. Now I finally hit what could be called a creative block. One of those times when all the creative brain just disappears, when the creative brain is a blank. I ain't much felt like even talking about art let alone creating art. Except it's not a block. Creative types dig big dank holes when they name the disappearance of their creative brains a "block". The block is only created by the naming of it as such. I used to battle my creative blocks tooth and bone all the damn time. I think leaving my art gave me perspective. Now I realize that creative block just means that I need to clean my pans and make fresh wax!
I was going back & forth in my head about how much damar varnish to spritz my sunbathing ladies with & so found Winsor & Newton's advice regarding varnish. I have to think real hard about my varnish use because their surfaces have been so delicately disrupted. I work so hard to make sure my paintings surfaces lay in such distinct elegant disputes I was humored by their recommendation.
"Sometimes artists varnish their work to help stabilise surfaces with added texture or damaged layers, however, while varnish will certainly help, once the varnish is on it cannot be removed without damaging the work. If you have pictures like this, we recommend you keep the varnished work behind glass and think about how to improve your technique for the future."