This painting is going, going... I am optimistic this painting will represent me more than any painting I have done before. If anything, this is me true-working. I am throwing out every distraction, dispelling all things that do not make sense to it being right for me.
New drawing with more insight; revisions to two paintings, now declared "complete" — that's all he wrote.
I have been so much about the positive that I have had difficulty mastering the negative. These drawings are exceptional because they contain positive forms that animate the negative space in which they reside.
Getting there without knowing how, nor do I know the whereabouts of "there." The majesty is in the mystery. Such if the making of Art.
Of these two drawings I prefer the one I began on 10/28 (completed yesterday). The other drawing is OK; it looks like I lost my processing edge. When I get tired I tend to look for a solution by use of form, rather than through composition. Compositional solutions are superior when the emotional tug-o-war rests upon the play of negative versus positive space.
"Ghost Town" is in state #7. It is getting better.
And off we go... Why have I not been reluctant to boldly go this route? I have a need to make robust movement through marks and forms! I have gained enough confidence to challenge my reluctance! Here I am!
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