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daily self portraits and (not so) random thoughts

Saturday, August 15, 2009

8.15.09 - 349/365

in the studiothis is a real push/pull process
i paint out
i make gestures
i refine
it becomes too...
and then i have to destroy it
to paint out again
and bring it back

the days when i have to destroy
they can be really difficult
and i have to remember

"When you begin a picture you often make some pretty discoveries. You must be on guard against these. Destroy the thing, do it over several times. In each destroying of a beautiful discovery, the artist does not really suppress it, but rather condenses it, makes it more substantial. What comes out in the end is the result of discarded finds. Otherwise you become your own connoisseur"
- Pablo Picasso

and i also need to go really slow
because there is going to be a point where i have to stop
and i have never been very good at acknowledging that

sand drawingsand drawing

my fotola posts for today really felt like my drawing to me

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