Another face magically emerges! Some artists do very detailed preliminary sketches before they begin a painting. I’d always felt guilty for not doing so — until I read that most novelists start writing without knowing what’s going to happen with their characters. I guess anything is allowed. Lately I’ve been doing all sorts of chores to avoid facing the monster in the studio. Then I keep running into friends everywhere that tell me they’re enjoying seeing the development of this painting. So I guess I’ll have to keep chipping away on it….