Today was my last day in the studio until August 20. I will be traveling. It felt like a day where loose ends are put in place. A local gallery wanted new work, so I delivered new work. I needed to assess where I am, so I did that with two new drawings. I did not attempt to paint on "Pond" (the major painting in the works). And, my son requested two of my recent drawings, so I framed those. Going away is emotionally perplexing for me. I love the idea of a vacation (I certainly need some rest and relaxation), I relish the chance to see my son in person (I will hand deliver the two drawings he requested), but I am making great progress in the studio. I will be drawing during my break, and I will post here as often as my ideas warrant a posting. My activity as artist will not grind to zero.
Here are the drawings made today...
This is version 5 of "Pond." The light has shifted to the rear, an attempt is in progress to lock together the entire painting by relative sizes, shapes, and positions of the multiple forms. "Pond" is in a good position to be solved quickly, but I am going away so it will have to wait. So much of the painting is in flux. It is impossible to make a good reproduction of it in its current state, thus I will keep the image small. You and I must wait for it to solve itself. Be patient; I know a good conclusion is coming.
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