Yesterday marked 1 month since I began the triptych Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014. In that month 15 changes occurred, 15 states were made. It is still not complete. It is not fully correct. The man in the left panel continues to be problematical. He looks like he is living in fear, and that is not right. His lean to the left is right. That lean animates, and aids, the compositional resolution of his panel, and the entire diptych. So the lean will stay, but he has got to change demeanor. Also, his feet are a bit too large. I believe all of him must be within the bounds of his canvas, so diminishing his feet, and his legs, is important. I am not sure these alterations will happen today. The last couple days in the studio were demanding. My energy feels a bit zapped out. However, I am in conflict. Despite my lack of true energy, I want to get this painting right. I do have ideas on how to resolve the current problems in Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014. From experience, if I push myself, despite my lack of energy, I often miss the mark, so I hesitate to work on this painting today.
Yesterday's drawing was one more study of a sitting man. This came after my work on Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014. I probably made the man in this drawing appear comfortable as reaction to the emotional demeanor of the man on the left in the painting. This is important information.
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