Yesterday I wrote I was tired after I spent much energy on the new, and relatively large, painting. Today I did not work on that painting at all. But I did make two drawings. The first was simple exploration and felt good. The second was the type of drawing I do when I am tired: It was a fall back to examine basic art problems, e.g. form, contrast, surface, and an idea I have that form is dictated by proper expression of emotional meaning. Let me show them to you immediately, in the order I just mentioned.
I like the first drawing and I do not like the second. The first may even be inspiration for an upcoming painting. I have always been fascinated by more than two people interacting, and my next painting will probably have at least three characters (as does the one being made right now, shown "in progress" in yesterday's post). The second drawing is stiff and academic, but it serves a purpose. By taking my time to re-examine rudimentary problems I imbed within myself knowledge which must be learned through sheer effort, such as this drawing.
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