Yesterday I wrote of my frustration with the physiognomy of the characters in the painting Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014. Yesterday I was thinking I must accept what this painting has given me and follow it until completion. Then I went into the studio and saw it was just NOT right! I thought about my mental approach to solving this painting's characters. My approach was not right. There was only one way for me to strip myself of the frustration I feel with this painting. It was to become one with the emotions of the painting, i.e. with the characters in the painting. I had to allow myself to divest myself of my annoyance and frustration. I accepted this inner voice, the one that created the images that have appeared as this painting. Consequentially I painted through acceptance of necessity. I did achieve an acceptable character in the man on the left. I also achieved recognition of my previous failures, and an understanding on how such failure may be avoided. The trial on the depth of my understanding of this concept comes today. I will take on the other characters in Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014.
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