Yesterday began with a study for the new painting, "Sunrise." I felt compelled to make a drawing to study the legs and feet in the painting because they appeared awkward and unconvincing in the painting's first version of 12/8/2011. After the drawing I went to work on "Sunrise." I now feel more comfortable with the legs and feet, and with the entire painting. I felt much discomfort when I began "Sunrise" on 12/8/2011, committed (as I was) to inventing forms from an internal impulse primarily evinced via composition. In any case, yesterday's drawing is very good, and it surprised me with its robust and invented forms. Important ideas are being made real.
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