I hope all of you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. As usual, after a day away from the studio, I entered with renewed energy. The painting "Window" received a makeover. Today I show "Window" version #8. Major changes occurred in the male and female figures on each side of the window. Next I will paint on the reclining nude. The composition also requires refinement. Posting photos here helps me see the overall composition and its needs. When I upload the photo it shows on my screen in miniature (2.25 inches wide). This allow me to see the entire composition in a glance. Problems are more obvious. I'll begin by widening the left vertical of the window, which represents the window frame. This will increase the light on the standing woman.
I made two drawings. I enjoyed making the first one. With left-over zeal I began the second. In most cases the second drawing is better than the first, but not on this day.
The process of finding meaning in images is slow but sure. Always I wish to know more. There are two constants: making and searching. Thankfully they are so intertwined that while making my anxiety over the search disappears. This is the meditative part of being an artist. It is this contemplative portion of construction which causes this endeavor to be endured with enthusiasm.
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