The man's head must be destroyed. Yesterday, in the painting "Intimidation," I re-painted much of the man's shirt and pants, and all of the female figure on the right. Now it is obvious the man's head is wrong. It is wrong in size, shape, expression, and in atmospheric color. Wow, it is really WRONG! So, once again, maybe for the sixth time, I will destroy the man's head and search to find the authentic one. All this destruction and creation has actually boosted my morale. I believe fully in an authoritative outcome for this painting. I feel within me the correct size, shape, expression, and color of this man's physiognomy. It is simple, I just need to feel, paint, and know simultaneously. This means I must be completely present as I create the form and color of this man's head. As I work, I must accept no less than legitimacy. The problem is this: the created visage must be true to itself and the entire painting. The enormous time I have practiced making art has provided me with the intuition, the awareness, and the discernment, to do this well.
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