The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

Episode 169: Overworking It

March 13th, 2021  •  29 mins 11 secs  •  Download (40.5 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Artists are often cautioned not to overwork their pieces, especially when the medium is drawing or painting. This advice is meant to prevent work that is too fussy or refined, or otherwise lacking energy. But many artists place importance on fine-tuning their work, and on paying close attention to detail. The art-world advice against overworking may not apply to everyone’s approach. Today we’ll take a closer look at how this advice can sometimes get in the way of creating your best work.