In person yesterday's drawing is subtly beautiful. The grays of the pencil delicately create form and light. This is missing in its reproduction. Even though this is not a drawing that challenges comprehension, it does sing with recognition. It is a study for the man on the left in the painting Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014. I very much wanted to get past this step of a study drawing and into the painting, but I also wanted to plant three trees on my property. It is springtime, and it was a beautiful day. I find trees as subtly beautiful as fine drawings. So I labored in the fields and gave up working on the painting. But today I will not. Yesterday's drawing is very useful as preparation for the next step on the painting Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014. Today I will make the effort to observe that painting as whole by moving away from it across the bounds of the entire studio. After comprehending its entirety I will try to make it right. If I succeed it will enter its final stage, that of clean-up, which has never been as engaging to me as the structural problem-solving I so dearly enjoy.
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