The painting "Pond" and I need introspection before the final burst to finish. I show its current state today, realizing it needs a few hours of refinement. The final alterations on "Pond" may be minor in composition and form, but they will be major in expression. For instance, if the heads and bodies do not take on the proper light the forms would remain but their substance in place and time would lack expressive conviction. Here is another minor change which will take a couple of hours: the woman's body is not as full and robust as I would like. She needs to exude a full and powerful presence. At this point parts of her have the roundness she demands, and some parts do not. Most apparent is her stomach, which begs to thrust a bit forward in roundness. In any case, I feel like the distance runner, whose has trained hard and well, and requires a couple days of rest before the big race. I am thinking this Wednesday, October 13, will be the day to complete "Pond."
And, here is the one drawing I made yesterday. There is a new fluidity of approach in my drawing. I am hoping this will be part of my next painting. I have done so much more drawing than painting, but seek the same directness of expression in both. It has taken nearly four months for me to find the expressive truth in "Pond." I wish for my painting to be as directly expressive as my drawing. I know the fusion of making and expressing will transpire through the days of labors I am in the midst of doing. I am impatient, but I feel the unification of act and expression is in the process of becoming real.
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