True to form, I am rocking back and forth, looking for truth in this painting. It appears it will be taking the standard 12 or 13 revisits to find it. As of yesterday, I am at state #8.
The 4-hour solution will continue today. This limit on time and energy spent in the studio feels right and good. It reserves vigor and vitality; it allows me to think clearly throughout the rest of day, and return to the studio with exuberance the following day. The 4-hour solution give consistency to a strong desire to "get it right". It also adds the bonus of "having a life" outside the studio. This bonus is required to balance the isolation of living within the studio.
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