Always there is the wish that solving problems was straight forward. It is not, obviously. No one method works. Today I feel badly about the botched head of a woman in the painting "Unexpected." What did I expect? I guess I am always hoping that my vast knowledge, acquired over years of practice, will make it easier to find solutions. I know it isn't going to get easier because I am always going to demand more. The more I know the more I can express and the more I will explore the crevices of all I am and all I do not know. So I am stuck with intense effort. This will not go away. I will go right back into "Unexpected," looking at it in a new and different way, acknowledging the solution is not what I anticipated. Anticipation, as identifier of a possible solution, confuses and distracts from the authentic solution, which is unknown.
There is some solace in the good quality of yesterday's two drawings.
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