one-a-day and other 1969 - into 2000s The top one of the books
and below a few pages, samples of figurative and abstract studies. The
first happens to be of John Stenton who I sketched when he visited one
day and was playing my guitar.
From 1969 - 1974 I faithfully did one-a-day drawings. After 1974 the
drawings were frequent but not necessarily one a day. During the
one-a-day period I would open the book and start drawing, no
preconception, just dive in, see what happened. That was also more
often than not the way I approached them all though sometimes I'd be
working out some visual problem or an idea for a painting. In 1983-4 I
realized the books were a great source of subject matter for paintings.
The paintings then were paintings of drawing.
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