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Knowing When To Stop

sargentIt took two summers for John Singer Sargent to finish “Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose,” working methodically for 15 to 20 minutes each session and then scraping down each evening’s effort before he felt that he had it right.

At other times, however, artists can work a painting to death.

In the December 2013 edition of 15 Bytes John Hughes explores how an artist knows when enough is enough.

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