It was not easy. Yesterday I went into the studio with more enthusiasm than reserves in energy. I struggled at first. This initial struggle can be seen in the first drawing, which is awkward. Then I made a second drawing, trying to correct the misdirection I saw in drawing #1, which was in the manner I produced minor forms relative to larger forms. Drawing #2 was a bit more successful, but nothing to brag about. Realizing my energy was somewhat depleted from the two previous days of substantial gains, I began to paint on "Man & Man." You can see the results immediately below these comments. I did make headway, but total awareness was lacking. I like the head on the naked man, but it needs to be color corrected to be in sync with his body. I had lunch, then returned to do drawing #3, which is really a study for the naked man's legs. I then returned to painting, struggled mightily with the naked man's legs, finally giving up when I realized I did not have the energy, and thus lacked the hyper-consciouness required to relate his body to his legs. That was yesterday. Today will be low-key, as I rest and reserve some energy for the final onslaught on "Man & Man." I am very optimistic about my work. My daily efforts have embedded in me a knowledge of correctness. My endeavors are now exciting journeys toward finding that correctness in my works of art.
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