I continue to surprise myself with my own research. It is, indeed, the classic "two steps forward, one back." I am in the middle of a second step forward, so the inevitable one step back will not return me to the place I was before my current step. Yesterday's drawing, shown today, is incomplete. Notice its title includes "state #1", similar to desigations I give my paintings in-progress. This designation because it is a large drawing (16 X 20 inches) and it is is going through the same relentless, iterative process which my painting's enjoy. Yes, enjoy! This process fits me well. Such a large drawing allows me to enjoy the process for an extended time, but not so extended as to partake of the worrisome vexation which sometimes attends my making of a painting. There's no going back. I have put on a shoe that fits me well.
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