I believe Painting-05·10·2013 has come to conclusion. I will sit with it a few more days before I dare call it "final." Painting-05·10·2013 is more than just another painting to me. It is an announcement: "No going back!" While making this painting I consistently and clearly felt self-aware expression. The tenacious and persistent behavior I experienced throughout the process of this painting is new to me. Self-expression is not new, but relentlessness in the process, over several weeks of work, on one object, is new.
A note about the reproduction of yesterday's drawings: These were trouble. These drawings did not reproduce easily. I am still unsatisfied. Perhaps it is the contrast of the white of the paper to the pencil marks that create the problem. In any case, these drawings are far more subtle and interesting in person. This is, of course, true of all art work, but in this case it is overwhelmingly true. As usual, my posts here give you an indication of my work, but the true impact of reality is missing. You are experiencing reproduction, and nothing more. You cannot expect more from a blog on the world wide web!
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