A pivotal work, but not the real thing...
The drawing shown above has been "photoshopped" to remove a hand (on an outstretched arm of the central man) which resided to the right of the woman's head. Once again my blogging helped me make a work of art better. If it were not for my need to photograph and post everything, I would not have seen that the hand was distracting and unnecessary. So the image you see above is "not the real thing." First item on my agenda today will be removal of the hand in the real drawing; tomorrow (for accuracy's sake) I will post a real image of this drawing. For me, this is an important drawing. I began it with a compositional impulse, three ovals reacting to one another as they crossed the page. This drawing displays my current dedication to "composition first." I feel this drawing is a pivotal work, a turning point. It does much of what I love most about art: it plays with human emotions with the forms and composition supporting its objective.
Below I show the first drawing made yesterday. It too began with a compositional impulse. It is good, but I like the second drawing (above) better. In yesterday's post I mentioned the difference between my recently purchased paper, "Stonehenge White," and the paper I found tucked away in my attic, which is the cream version of "Stonehenge," actually called "Stonehenge Warm White." The drawing below is shown in its actual "color." If you compare it to the drawing at the top of this post, which is on "Stonehenge White," you will see the difference in the two paper's color. Interestingly, the emotional warmth of the single head is enhanced because of the paper's warm color.
Yesterday I was planning to paint on "Balancing," but found the canvas extremely loose. I tried a quick fix, but it remained loose and flappy. Today I must remove the canvas from the stretcher, and re-stretch it from scratch. Unfortunately this is a big effort (it is a large painting), and also today is "Money Monday." Plus I have an appointment this afternoon. I hope I get something done in the studio so I can post tomorrow. Oh, yes, in the least I will correct and post the drawing shown on top of today's post.
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