Ho! Ho! Ho! Final
The finished painting. Often times I experience a feeling of anxiety or insecurity at the very end of a painting session. I guess when I'm still in the process of executing the work, there is always still a hope that the piece would somehow turn into a magically fantastic piece. But when you are done with a very final stroke, there is no turning back and no excuses. Often times I have felt terribly embarrassed with my work right after I finish working on it. Sometimes, I need to stay away from it for a while to see it objectively, then after all I end up liking my work. But there are times when I feel the work is helplessly miserable and an irreparable failure.