The painting "Window" took a nice jump. In yesterday's post I addressed my desire to relentlessly move toward excellence, which I admitted, at this point in my development, to being a bogus concept. I know what I know, and I need to use this to express and discover. Centering my activities around acceptance of my knowledge will lead to new and deeper knowledge. However, as today's title alludes, one must be careful, one must be critical. For instance, when I made the reclining nude's left foot I was very happy with it, rising as it does above the table, creating space around it, and in front of it. I was happy with the form of this foot as well. Unfortunately I placed the foot on her leg in reverse anatomy. When this woman stands up her big toe will be on the outside of her foot! Today I will make it right. The moral? When one paints from an intuitive acceptance of knowledge the results will mostly hold truth, but watch out for simple mistakes. If I had not pointed out the backwardness of her foot would you have seen it? So does it matter? In Picasso's work I have seen several examples of the same problem, including a well known print from the Vollard Suite. I show you this image of Picasso's below the image of "Window" (in this Picasso print the reclining nude's foot, which rests in the bottom right corner, has its big toe on the wrong side, and her heel on this foot is also strange). Obviously Picasso did not worry about anatomical correctness. In general I do not, but the backwards foot in "Window" is easy to correct, and it bothers me; I will fix it.
My plans for today include an initial drawing, and then right back into painting on "Window."
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