I had not returned to "Pond" for three months. This turned out to be a good thing. Working on it yesterday was a delight. All I did was work on the stones, but it went well, and made perfect sense. The paint is fully dry and this allows for new paint to be applied with extreme accuracy. This is exactly what is required to finish it.
A drawing was made prior to my painting on "Pond," and I like it very much. Today I am feeling very good about my work. Yesterday my friend Dick Schellens and I reviewed several drawings made over the past month. The variety of approach surprised even me. Line, form, and perspective are handled in many ways. Some drawings have a cartoonish feel, some are humorous, some with subtle emotions. It appears I change from day to day and my drawings reflect it. This is good. My drawings demonstrate my daily feelings and the current artistic questions I am asking.
Today is full of activity outside the studio. I just finished a great effort to dig out from yesterday's snowfall. Later I have appointments. If I get into the studio I will only have time to draw. You know what happened if there is no post tomorrow.
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