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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