Egypt is changing, and so is my art. No connection between the two, except for similarity in game plans. In Egypt, and in my studio, organization is in place to induce metamorphosis. I am not saying what I do in the studio approximates the risk of life and limb exhibited by the Egyptians. I am saying, both my work in the studio, and the Egyptian people's work in their revolution, display evidence that we, the living and breathing, will inevitably evolve, and revolutionize, if we are introspective, and if we are willing to do the required work.
I missed yesterday. Today I show you the result of my recent work on the painting "Two," accomplished two days ago. During process the changes to "Two" felt like a revolt. If you go back to the post from 02/01/2011 you will see the horrid green in the last version of "Two." I changed the background from Phthalo Green, to Burnt Umber, to its present mix, created by Ultramarine Blue and Titanium/Zinc White being applied over the old colors and thus dragging paint from the layers beneath it. Also, sensitive work on the figures have improved their emotive quality. "Two" is much better in both reality and reproduction. This painting is far from done. It is now substantive, and I will work until "Two" achieves its inevitable conclusion. I am optimistic the Egyptian people will accomplish a positive transformation, as well.
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