The second surprise of the day occurred while working on the painting "Window." I knew I needed to repaint the central reclining nude, but I not expect her to appear as she does now. The painting took a big leap toward my fulfillment. It is not there yet. As mentioned in my previous post the composition of "Window" requires refinement. Yesterday I thought I was going to begin with the layout of the window. I did not, but will today. The two clothed figures also require a lot of work, particularly their heads.
The first surprise was this drawing. I usually don't approach drawings the way I did this one. In this drawing entire figures were drawn. My pencil took care, even with minute details. I paid careful attention to the roundness of the forms. I was anticipating the work I was about to begin in the painting "Window." In other words, this drawing was an intuitive exercises in preparation of a larger event to come. Thinking back to previous days in the studio I realize this process in not uncommon. In this case I practiced drawing the details which the painting of the nude in "Window" was about to demand from me.
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