I set today as a deadline but didn't get there. This is going well and slowly getting to the line. The cool thing today was drawing with oiled charcoal into the wet paint. The line is incredible. Used a pencil sharpener first.
torn between continuing and calling this a false start. I had a hard time getting beyond the first step. Maybe I should have begun with paint and not oiled charcoal. it was too blocky, chunky . I went to sleep confidant I would pull it off the stretchers and do something else, now I'm not so sure. I want to go in looser. I want to make big paintings bigger than 18x24, maybe 30x40 that have the looseness freshness of the 5x7 sketches while feeling resolved.