I made good progress on "Pond" and will show its latest version in the next post. I also made one drawing; I am not completely comfortable with this drawing but show it here as per my promise to show everything I do in this blog. Most interesting to me is the labor going into my warm-up drawings right now.
I started this drawing with the intention to be and out, readying myself for the principal endeavor of the day, to work on the major painting, "Pond." Instead of a quick warm-up this drawing became a 3 hour project. I draw and erase (which is also drawing), change this and that, back and forth, and before I know it three hours are gone. This process of total immersion, where time and place are gone as my consciousness and the drawing are merged, has extended into hours instead of moments. Every artist knows this process, but this prolongation of my consciousness being absorbed by this intuitive activity, feels relatively new to me. I make no comment regarding my discomfort with this drawing besides it feeling like a revisit to things known rather than things discovered. I enjoy "discovering" much more than simply making art I already know how to make.
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