I was wrong about finding the time and comfort to work on the painting "Window." So, I drew! And I produced one of my best drawings! Yesterday's first drawing is now the current leading candidate to go to the AVA Gallery Summer Show.
This problem, me finding the time to paint, is indicative of my personal-life encroaching on my art-life. The next few days have demands on my personal-life as well, and I fear I will be distracted by them. I very much want to find a large block of time to finish "Window." I am focusing on finishing "Window" because I believe "Window" is the painting meant to go to the AVA Gallery Summer Show (due for delivery on June 15).
A note on yesterday's drawing #2: I apprenticed to the painter Seymour Leichman from 1973 to 1977. I remember Seymour showing me Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of Anne and Mary. Seymour told me to look at the legs in the drawing, and asked if I could tell which legs belonged to Mary, and which to Anne. Before I could answer, or even figure it out, Seymour said it did not matter, as the quality of the drawing made it unimportant. It was the composition, rhythms, and forms, which animated the drawing, and not the visual determination of which legs belonged to Mary or Anne. This was an important lesson, and I believe it is demonstrated in yesterday's drawing #2. Da Vinci's cartoon is shown after my work.
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