This happens every time I finish a painting which I had been working on for a long time. Especially if that painting turned out well. The question of " What do I do next?" always pops up. Thoughts like " Do I do something quick and small just to knock something out?... Do I just paint one for fun?... Should I try experimenting with some new style or approach?... Do I try to top the last one? How would I do that? What should it be, landscape, still life? If so, what flowers are in bloom? Would my wife notice if I took her new tea pot from the hutch for an arrangement?
These are important questions that take time , deep analysis, meditation.... But,
what really happens..... I go ask my arranger/wife for an idea.
Norman Rockwell's "Artist Facing Blank Canvas"I'm glad I not the only one who has ever been up against this question...I think I am in good Company.