Beats golf. We spend two hours, including a fifteen-minute snack break, drawing five two-minute poses, and filling the rest of the time with ten- fifteen- and twenty-minute poses as they fit. I think this was a twenty, but I put in the darks later. I didn't leave the face blank out of respect for the model's privacy, as somebody suggested once about another drawing. Something told me drawing features would wreck the composition.
I'm interested in practical solutions for an empire and a world that face declining fossil-fuel wealth. Peace and justice may become more elusive as oil becomes dearer. Stability, and what E. F. Schumacher called "a becoming life," will require an economy that operates on its solar income.
At age sixty, I'm beginning to learn how.