The difference between the two images I show today is obvious. The heads in the drawing play well with one another, while those in the painting don't. It is the woman's head in the painting that fails. Yes, in the painting I had a great time getting the minor forms of the woman's head to play with its overall form. Her head fails because I concentrated on this woman's head (without regard to the rest of the painting). I separated her head from her body, and from the two men's heads with which she must play. This is failure that feels like young and naive failure! One great thing about life, and especially painting, is... I get another chance to get it right. This will happen today.
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