If the painting "Intimidation" is all that I think it it is, it has secured my bond to working responsively. I am learning to accept a painting's requirements as I paint. For a long time I have made drawings with this discipline, but in painting it has come more slowly. Discipline is the search of authenticity. It is an iterative process. It is the process of repeatedly throwing away that which feels incorrect and replacing it. This cycle must be repeated until the authentic is found. Today's image of "intimidation" exhibits drastic changes in the two woman, and a much less drastic change in the man. The woman are considerably "more authentic" than in the previous posted image, but the man did not change enough. His head illustrates my reluctance for change, which I am defeating in this painting. Today I will go back in and re-paint his head once again, because it is not yet authentic. It has moved toward authenticity, but more slowly than it should have; I have halfwittedly hung on to what was already there.
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