"Pond" is beginning to surprise. When I created the white circle at the top of the painting I thought it would become a cloud. I even looked at the lovely clouds in a few of Rene Magritte paintings for inspiration. But now the white circle has become a source of light (the moon?). If you view earlier versions of "Pond" you will notice the lighting on each figure is a bit different, particularly the shadows cast. It looks like the painting is demanding back light from the white circle. When this fully occurs the web of shadows will create linear perspective leading back to the circle. As with all I do, I too must watch and be patient as this painting's final form is revealed.
My one drawing from the day surprised me too. Its subject is unusual for me, yet it has elements of ideas touched upon in my past, such as markedly different scaled figures and a table. Here it is...
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