The damming of "Pond" actually means "Pond" is shored-up, it just about as far as it can go. "Pond" is in the minor adjustments phase, a highlight here and a correction of a stone there, and a fix on a finger over there. This normally is the most tedious part of making a painting, as the major creative impulse is satisfied. I am surprised I feel so excited about these concluding days on the "Pond." I believe my excitement is anticipation of seeing my most complex work completed with all my skills utilized. I feel like I am graduating from a period of my life. I am anticipating new things made with skills developed through the education this painting has given me. Hurray for Education!
I celebrated my coming graduation with an excellent drawing. It came with ease and fluidity. Another great feeling on a good day in the studio! (Enjoy my exclamation points while they last!)
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