This is not about placing a left hand on a right arm. I've done that before. So has Pablo Picasso. In most cases the viewer will not notice this incorrect anatomy since it has little expressive consequence. In yesterday's drawing it is his left eye (on viewer's right) that is not correct. In this case the incorrectness does diminish the expression. First thing today I will fix it. Look in tomorrow for the corrected drawing.
The post previous to this one was two days ago (02/06/2012). I did get very busy on Monday February 6th, and did not get to the studio. Yesterday (Tuesday) I had nothing to report. Monday morning was devoted to financial matters, and Monday afternoon to appointments. This did not matter as much as my requiring a day off to recover from the recent intensity invested in my work, particularly in the painting "Unexpected." It always surprises me that I cannot control my energy output, or my energy reserves. A day of exuberant work is often followed by several days of me dragging around and feeling depressed about it. This week is a difficult week with many appointments, but this morning I did awake feeling renewed, with an energetic desire to get back into the studio and problem solve. I have often quoted Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator ("I'll be back.") because it feels relevant to my repetitive exhaustion and recovery. This work is a cycle of ups and downs, me always coming back from exhaustion to find the energy to create again. It is unpleasant, but its necessity must be accepted as part of this profession.
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