Yesterday was insightful. Both the drawing and the painting show it. It is in the process, the finding by pushing into places that are dead ends, then coming back, stripped of misconceptions. This shows up in these works by not being there, and being there, both. There was another woman before the one that you now see in the drawing. She was fully erased. I realized she was meaningless, except for the informative marks I made to get me the futile image that she was. I geared up, changed approach. Much better, but also an intense insight into who I am, my true interests, and how I should act with intuition and instincts. No formula, but attitude. Attitude authenticated and educated by trial, failure, and seeing truth among the rubble. Resurrection is getting up and going in the direction which holds the reservoir of reality, cleansed by striking dirt and gold and systematically throwing away the dirt. Yesterday's work on Painting-07·28·2013 has informed me of its necessary direction. The light found in the woman's face must now take over the entire painting. I can feel its requirements. It is time for me to find a way to supply it with its needs. But you and I will have to wait. I cannot be in the studio for a few days, so please be as patient as I must be for the next required step. I'll be back.
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