I showed Frank my experimental sketches (aren’t they all experimental?!?) from last week and he liked them! Actually, he thought one was successful, two didn’t work as is but had promise with some changes/additions, etc. He definitely understood why the smooshing was a liberating way of getting beyond my relatively mechanical initial sketches.
Now I think I will try to convert (translate?) the successful one into a watercolor painting. This may be painful, but what have I got to lose?
Plus my hair is still curly. I’m on a roll…