The difficulties with endings...
The painting "Pulling Onions" is closing down. It will be ending soon. Emotions surrounding endings are confusing. I have been working toward this end for a few months. Now that it nears, I have fear I have not done well enough. Such is the process of making art. I will drag with me all the knowledge I have gained in making this painting. This knowledge will be there while making the next painting. More important, it is in the making, the moments of creation, touch by touch, which gratifies living with satisfaction of extreme awareness. A painting is an amalgam of thousands of decisions. As I finish "Pulling Onions" I will look at the result of these and question the efficacy of each. There will never be complete satisfaction in the final product. This is the reason the process of making art feels so much better than the act of acknowledgement that a work of art is complete.
Yesterday's drawing was another of those warm-up drawings, with little more than me stretching my muscles. In other words, it came with little inspiration, but with some introspection.
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