The process amazes me, yet I am daunted by its lack of speed. I am not acting with comprehensive knowledge. I still have to stop, look, wonder, then act. This is not always fun or efficient. But the work is paying off. Even though this painting is taking a lot more time to complete than I had hoped, my efforts to become mindful, and thus reactive in the moment, is paying off. Yesterday's changes were little in number, but profoundly mindful of the image, forms, and the composition that was in front of me. This painting is going toward completion on a high level. The man's and woman's arms and hands now make sense, as I abandoned the forced perspective in the initial states of this painting.
I had little time in the studio yesterday. The latest snow inundated us. I am the digger that gets us out. I think there must have been close to 2 feet on the ground. It was a physically tiring day. My snow moving effort may have shortened my time in the studio, but I feel it was a very good and successful day of art-making.
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