Very interesting and generous, thank you.
The issue about some deliberation on “our” purpose is tricky. It can lead right away to cheat ourselves…I would rather prefer a way of seeing/making that can escape “my” control and investigate on that “gap”. On the other hands I cannot resist to play with pencils… with their peculiar smell… I completely agree with you. Also for me sketches in graphite, reproducing a model, confort me, maybe because I elude myself . When you say that acrylics has a sense of permanence … you mean a sense of immutability, changelessness, fixity… I guess… if “acrylics" have a character… I will describe them as pretty bold and uncaring. Hope they did not “erase” the heart you could have left under…
Thank you a lot it is a pleasure to read your words. Warmly. Paola Bartolozzi