The painting "Pulling Onions" has gone the route. I call it complete. I have been obsessed with "Pulling Onions." I needed to get it to a place where I could live with it as representing what I know and feel. It is as good as it gets right here, right now. As I write this I acknowledge imperfection. I also acknowledge the need to move on. Last night I dreamed my next painting. I quick sketched it on a sticky note at 3 a.m.
Yesterday was totally devoted to "Pulling Onions." I spent several hours on the head of the standing man. The result is worth it, as the emotions he radiates are more complex than previous versions. No drawings were made yesterday. Today I am taking a break. I am off to the coast of Maine, warmth and sunshine. Although it is technically Autumn, it is will be sunny and 80°F on the beaches of Maine today.
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