Sometimes I don't know why I am hesitating to act. For a couple of weeks I have been in the middle of this "loss of action" in regards to my most recent painting, Untitled-03·19·2014 (seen here last in the 03/29/2014 post). I know, over the last two weeks there have been a lot of other things in my life that have taken me away from this painting. More importantly, however, I knew I was hesitating because Untitled-03·19·2014 lacked something. I know this painting is a good a good one, and that it is very important to me. My quandary was over its intangible absence, so I hesitated to take further action. Well, last night I saw Loudon Wainwright III in concert. I enjoy him, and I am engaged by music, because he worries about the same things I worry about. Loudon Wainwright III makes those worries tangible in his art, his music. I returned home, and just before I got in bed I realized Untitled-03·19·2014 needs an "after" version of itself. It needs a second painting sitting by its side that looks at the moment after the moment depicted in Untitled-03·19·2014. This second painting will be identical in size (60X60 inches) and it will tell the rest of the story. I scribbled down a visual note on a sticky note, which will go to the studio with me today.
Yesterday, the first thing I did in the studio was change the following drawing. The changes are subtle, but the drawing is much better because of these minor changes (original version was posted here on 03/30/2014).
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