Believe it! Months in the making, Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014 is finally complete! The last alterations focussed on the woman's left arm in the left panel. As usual, more than a simple adjustment of the arm occurred. The entire arm, from hand through shoulder, was repainted, which was then followed into repainting of her dress, especially her lap.
I caution you on the authenticity of the reproductions of Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014. Whenever a painting is reproduced, there is compromise. The ground lines on the red floor are important. In the first reproduction (above) the emphasis is on overall value correctness. The second reproduction (below) increases the values of the lines on the red floor, but the rest of the painting appears less value accurate, less vibrant. The dark lines are important to the composition and are very apparent in the original. That is the reason I reproduce this painting a second time. The second reproduction allows you to better see the floor lines and their animation of the composition.
Yesterday's drawings are interesting. The first was done before painting. It is a study for Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014. I needed to think about the woman's left arm before I approached repainting it in Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014. The second drawing was done after I had completed the painting. The residue of my concentration, in energy and focus, spilled easily from me. This second drawing took around 15 minutes (very fast for me).
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