I was tired before I got to the studio. Yesterday's early waking was excitement related to insight, but it was not advantageous for energetic art-making. So I spent most of the day catching up on mundane things that needed doing, and finally entered studio at around 4 p.m. I spent two hours there. The result is two drawings. The first is interesting in the challenge I gave myself in terms of composition and form. I began with the abstract concept of a vertical oval next to a horizontal oval. The two ovals played well against one another, and if I was a minimalist abstract artist I would have stopped there. For me, the figurative artist, the games began, and here I show the outcome. The second drawing was me jumping in and acting as I imagine Willem de Kooning might act. I used the female nude as a simple point of reference. I am not enthusiastic with the second drawing, but I do appreciate the solution that is the first.
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