Tuesday, September 23, 2008

today's thoughts on painting, by others

as i get ready to go into the studio this week, i am thinking through these thoughts on painting by other makers:

... putting down what I felt in terms of some overall image at the moment today, and perhaps being terribly disappointed with it tomorrow... trying to make it better and then despairing and destroying partially or wholly... getting back into it and just kind of frantically trying to pull something into this rectangle that made sense to me... (Richard Diebenkorn)

I had the landscape in my arms as I painted it. I had the landscape in my mind and shoulder and wrist. (Helen Frankenthaler)

To paint is to know how to put nothing on the canvas, and have it look like something when you stand back. (Robert Henri)

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