I am in the middle of a major acquisition. I mean knowledge, not something material. Dick Schellens was in my studio last night and said "Pulling Onions" is "grayer" in person than it is in reproduction on the web. Once again, he was right. Dick's eyes are impeccable. I have complained about the difference between my "actual" work and my "reproduced" work. Usually reproduction has negative consequences. For "Pulling Onions" it seems the opposite. There is much success in "Pulling Onions." I am happy with how its forms and composition are developing, but as I finish this painting I need to go in and brighten it up. In person it does not have the contrast which is exhibited in reproduction, prepared as it is with "Photoshop."
My drawings continue to intensely explore composition. Every inch of the page is marked; forms are being created with a sense of the whole, as well as the particular.
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