There is much I like about the current state of the painting 2017 No.13; there is much that discomforts me. I feel more insecure about the right side then the left side. Here, in reproduction, it looks better than it does in the studio. The left is not quite in sync with the right. It is atmospheric discord, as well as image discord. Most important, I am now optimistic. This painting will succeed!
Yesterday's drawing is testing my sight, my ability to see. Is that a hole in the center of the large, complex form on the right side of the drawing? Or is it a protrusion of something light in value? I don't know. I done care. In this case my intuition responds "yes" to this form's viability; in art-making affirmative intuition must be followed, even if it leads to failure. This manner of problem solving is OK in art-making, always leading to the discovery of correctness. This method is not always good in life. In life, sometimes one cannot go back and correct a gaffe. Art is about mistakes and failures leading to knowledge, leading to better art. This is not true in human relationships. People say and do things they cannot take back.
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