It was not my fault. Weebly.com went down for about 36 hours. In any case, here I am. It was the weekend and I did other things besides art. It is getting cooler here. This coming Thursday is the Autumnal Equinox. I was stacking wood for winter, but that's not all. Also I simply enjoyed the nearly perfect weather by being outside. I did make two drawings, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. You'll have to check yesterday's post to see Saturday's drawing (weebly.com allowed me to post despite no one being able to see the blog after posting). Also, you may have missed the latest version of "Pond," as it was also posted during the weebly.com black out (go back to 09/18/2010).
In earlier posts I remember writing of the unusual length of time it took me to complete a drawing (up to 4 hours for these relative small daily drawings of 9 X 12 inches). Recently the time to complete a drawing has become a bit less. The drawings of yesterday and today were probably closer to 2 hours of work. But their technique is different from the 4 hour drawings in their shift to more linear compostions. These drawings are not so atmospheric. This is interesting as these drawings do not jive with what is occuring in the closing days on the painting "Pond." As I wrestle "Pond" into coherent athmospheric color coodination my drawings have shifted to more interest in line. I have always worked intuitively, never intellectually dictating upon myself a required approach. This makes every day in the studio somewhat of a surprise. My biggest fear is my production becoming habitual, repetitive, redundant. That has not happened, which demonstrates the immense amount of unexplored territory rattling around inside me. Here's the drawing for the day...
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