In yesterday's post I wrote about my dream of a new painting, a work which contains insistent perspective and foreshortening. Yesterday's first drawing illustrates the idea; I thought I should make this drawing before the idea was lost to memory. My dream painting had more than two figures, but this drawing illustrates the basic idea. In process paintings dictate their needs in terms of forms, figures, and composition, so the final "Dream" painting will begin with the germ of the idea illustrated in this drawing, but the painting will go its own assertive way. This should be my first painting of the new year.
Otherwise, I had only enough time to make two more drawings, as the afternoon and evening were made of bowling and dinner out. I do not believe I will have a large enough block of time to return to painting until the new year, but the drawings have been good. They have been instructive and their general quality has been high. Concentrated time of shortened duration has brought with it the advantage of tight focus. There has not been the problem with waning energy as a long day in the studio takes its toll.
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