Stop Before You Kill It
posted: June 2, 2008
He first said that to me when I was a teenager as I was painting a picture of him hunched over his drawing board doing a Wacky Pack for Topps. I was working in oils and after an hour or two he came over to take a look. He told me to stop, that it looked good and it was going to be overworked if I kept messing with it. To me it looked like it was still a sketch, and I argued with him about it -- but he won out, and he was right. I've heard his voice in my head on nearly every painting I've done since then, telling me to stop before I kill it.