I continually complain about reproduction. "Still Life - March 2011" is complete, but it looks better in person than in reproduction. This painting is exceptional; its expands outward with light and sensitively rendered form. The delicacy of the face is more subtle in person. The colors are rich, but not quite as loud (e.g. the little red streak on the rectangular box-like object, seen in upper center of the painting, is nearly incomprehensible in the real painting, but in the reproduction it stands out).
Yesterday's drawing preceded my painting on the still-life. The more I admit to the quality of my skills the more new ideas are opening to me. To you, this drawing may not seem different from others I have made. To me it is, once again (as I wrote about in yesterday's post), a revelation. My approach, dedicated to seek and find, has grown over the entire page. I like all three heads in this drawing, but I am most proud of the head on the extreme left. I had to play with it (mark in, erase out, find the form, in and out) to make it work with the other two heads and the composition. It was an exhilarating experience.
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