I have been calling this latest painting "Unexpected" because I'm surprised by its alterations, over and over. I don't even know if this painting is any good, or worth my time. I do know I have a desire to keep pushing it in unexpected ways. I will follow my instinct, and push on. Yesterday's two drawings were very interesting in their willing forthcomingness. The drawing immediately below examines my questions about the rotation of the woman's head in "Unexpected." The drawing at the bottom of this post questions my oft too-close-to-nature manner of making human form. As many of my mentors have shown, from Philip Guston to Pablo Picasso to Alberto Giacometti to Francis Bacon to Willem de Kooning, distortion of the human figure is a better way to express being human.
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