This painting is not complete. As it moves toward finality it beckons for a bit more animation, albeit it has a bunch already. I think my next alteration will include a change to the left back wall of the left panel. Perhaps stripes which would echo those found in the right panel. The composition is almost right, but not quite. My thoughts are wandering, so I will stop trying to discern them here. I need to go back into the painting in order to resolve my questions.
Details! That is the subject of yesterday's drawing. The man on the left took well over an hour to complete. I was scratching his surface with my pencil, looking for an emotional response from him. Nearly every spot on the surface that is his face was touched. This search for detail is largely missing from the painting Untitled Triptych-08·13·2014. On the same day I am always working on one painting and at least one drawing. I find it interesting how one work is about details while the other is about overall compositional impact.
The question I ask in today's post title is as much about the making of art as it is about the readers of this blog. Readership has gone way up in the last several days. It is as if you and I both want to be here because we are anticipating the completion of the painting Untitled Triptych-08·13·2014. Nice.
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