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Studio Notes: Day 3
 
  • Painting with less thoughts; purging judgements, tastes, plans and concepts

  • Painting with impressions—just impressions

  • Painting as pure aesthetic: impression, phenomena, sub-phenomena, sub-thinking

Today I draw a face—a man’s face with feathers and plants coming from the mouth. It looks like a Renaissance sculpture.

Eventually this face looks more like a Byzantine Madonna icon, the yellow ocre background resembling gold leaf. It grows to my distaste, wavering between a goth/hipster teenager. I leave it alone, facing the wall.

 
 
“Goth” Teen Painting, which I dislike…

“Goth” Teen Painting, which I dislike…

 
 

I decide larger-scale work, on canvas, heavily drawn, is calling me. I draw a panoramic “Miami Beach” scene with 3 figures, so far to my satisfaction.

 
 
“Miami Beach” sketch

“Miami Beach” sketch

 
 

I am still happy with my “Woman with Dog” from yesterday.

 
 
“Woman with Dog”

“Woman with Dog”