I have been saying "Pond" is about to come to conclusion. Well, yes, but it will not give itself up easily. The latest revision is posted today and most obvious is the redness of local color on the two figures on the left. This needs to be corrected. This is an atmospheric painting, after all, and though I love red skin tones the red needs to be controlled by atmospheric color. Despite my going too far with the red I believe I had some success with the composition and forms. And despite my saying the finish of this painting is not coming easily each revision is bringing "Pond" one step closer to conclusion. I am hanging in there. So here is "Pond" in its current state, version 8:
The drawing of the day surprised me, but after my writing my post about "Pond" I realize this drawing must have been a precursive warming to the coming frustration of my trying to complete "Pond."
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