Yesterday, when I walked out of the studio, I believed Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014 was finished. Not so fast! A little later, I asked a visitor into the studio, thinking we would celebrate together the completion of Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014. All went well, for the first few minutes of our visit. She thought the painting to be amazing, and wonderful, and then... she pointed to the left hand of the woman in the left panel‼️ She said her eyes got pulled there! Why? She didn't know. Obviously something was wrong! Of course she was correct. I can see it now, because I am looking here. I did not see it in the studio. I missed it because I was so emotionally relieved — this painting had been finished! In my desire for it to be done, concluded, finalized, and discharged, I failed to see the obvious. This is a personality flaw. This is disturbing, but not too bad, as the fix is easy. It will have to wait until tomorrow. Today is my business day. I will not get into the studio today.
Today I have tried to reproduce Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014 in a manner best to show the floor-lines on the red ground. This emphasis of the floor-lines causes the entire painting to appear darker in value than reality. I am leaving it this way, for today, since it helps you understand the entire visual concept of this painting. Also, this is not the final reproduction. This Wednesday the final reproduction will be reproduced here, the day after I fix that girl's hand!
I am quietly making a series of excellent drawings in the background to the drama surrounding Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014. These are preps for my next painting, which is eagerly sitting in the studio as three white canvases, stretched and ready to go. Perhaps, this Wednesday...
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