creeping up on the edges… which are the ones still undescribed that you would leave “lost and found”?
You probably know how to get a soft, out-of-focus background but you have found it is much harder to have your subject emerge out of that background with lost and found edges. You may have discovered that it is much easier to paint around all of your shapes than to have lost and found edges. And besides, how do you know which edges to lose? How do you let go of an edge and then pick the shape up again after the edge has been lost? And why don’t you like it when all of the edges are shown?
Before any hard edges were established