On occasion in any relationship, a time out is beneficial. In the exchange between the artist and the painting there are definitely times to step back. I could be the one to wear a bag to shut out the dissonance. Since I have opposing thumbs, I’ve chosen to muffle the work for awhile. It’s like throwing a blanket over a parrot cage. The squawking and yammering goes blissfully silent. When I come back to the easel, the image will be fresh and the intuitive message clear about how to proceed.