There is a painting by Picasso of 1905 called "Young Girl with a Basket of Flowers." I have not seen the original, and its appearance in reproductions varies greatly. One of those reproductions I think charming. I decided to do my version of this painting because I require a simple format to experiment with my present need to research a way to express via emotive form. I began this painting yesterday and will call it "Woman with Flowers." Like the Picasso, I intend to concentrate on the figure and not so much on her environment, i.e. keep it simple. I will show you version #1 with a caution: This painting is going to change as I search to create forms which have emotional content. I do not mean LOUD emotions. I am looking for subtle truth.
Before I show you the drawing from yesterday I need to tell you I will have very limited time in the studio today. I have meetings and may have just enough time to make one drawing. I want to go right back into the new painting, but realize I am going to have to wait. Frustrating! You and I are will have to wait for the next turn in "Woman with Flowers," as disagreeable as that may seem.
The drawing I made yesterday was truly a "warm-up" for "Woman with Flowers." I do not like this drawing very much, but I will show it any way, as it is instructive as to my approach. Displaying this drawing also fulfills my promise to show you all things completed in the studio ("the good, the bad, and the ugly").
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