Tuesday, January 22, 2013
An 11x14 drawing that I did last week. I am working on a non-field painting (with color!), but it's taking its sweet time, though I think it will be worth the wait. The sun is not yet risen beyond the field in the above drawing. I will post a drawing in the future done from the same spot during the day.
Lately I have been reading slowly a biography of Degas by Denys Sutton. The author writes about the artifice of Degas' equestrian works, "As the artist was fond of saying, 'one gives the idea of truth with the false'." There isn't anything true about what an artist does on the surface, but a deeper truth is the goal. Otherwise it wouldn't be worth doing.