Getting stuck and letting go

The artist Brenda Goodman discusses making progress with a painting. Interesting article, though in my experience I do tend to totally wreck work when I try this.

"In the one, called Breakthrough, I was humming along; and then I got stuck. The middle of the right hand side wasn’t working but it was so beautiful I didn’t want to give it up. I was standing on the edge of the abyss but willfully chose not to jump in. I did not want to “wreck” this painting but was afraid there would be no light on the other end. I had never before or after felt this anxiety so intensely. The jump would mean letting go of that precious section and I would have to TRUST that something else would appear — and that something would resolve and complete the painting..."

Full article here