You are lucky you see this!
This will be the last image taken by my old, vintage 2006, Digital Single Lens Reflex camera. It died in the middle of me taking photos of the one thing I worked on yesterday: the painting "2016 No.6". I am happy I am able to present this because this painting took a large turn. This is state #6. It surprises me, as it must you. Obviously I am going through a massive transition. My creative process, as I draw, has firmed. While drawing I behave in an image driven process, from start to finish. Slowly, painfully, with great effort, I am getting to this same sweet spot in my painting. I have begun to accept the alien feel of the results. This does not mean this is now definitive work. It does mean I have moved toward making paintings that are self-defining.
Today's reproduction is not ideal. The painting was unevenly lit, so the right side of the painting does not hold light equally with the left. Today I will use a low quality point and shoot camera to take photos of any images I produce. I will obtain a new DSLR camera as soon as possible, i.e. about three days.
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