I will show you the results of my activity as painter first, because I find yesterday's "warm-up" drawing almost repulsive. When I make a drawing like yesterday's I wonder about the consistency of my concentration, as elements of this drawing were so poorly handled as to appear distractingly annoying. This is where my painting is different than my drawing. I am tossing yesterday's drawing into the pile of drawings which are filed away and won't see the light of day in my lifetime. I will not give up so easily on the painting "Man & Man." In fact, the outcome of yesterday's work on this painting was very positive, in stark contrast to the drawing. In the present state of "Man & Man" the head of the naked man annoys me most. For sure, there are other elements to be solved, but when the head of the naked man becomes true and authentic the path to the finished painting will be easier to follow. I slammed in the clothed man's head, which has a feeling of authenticity, and can now be followed to a final solution. There is a lack of emotional engagement between the naked man with the clothed man, which will be remedied with my finding the naked man's correct physiognomy. The best result of yesterday's painting is the form and color of the naked man's body. At last I understand this man's form, and the light that plays across it; I believe his head will now come naturally, and without much confusion.
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