Monthly Archives: August 2011

Metamorphosis Through Simplification

Manet said, “90% of painting is without a brush in your hand”. Living with a painting over time provides access to revelation. John Ruskin advised artists to never attempt to finish a painting by tidying up or fixing. That removes … Continue reading

Posted in Painting | 4 Comments

Historical Models for Contemporary Painting

The foundations for landscape painting and later modern abstraction were reset with new paradigms in the 1600s. The gestation period for modern abstraction would take 300 more years but, would be advanced by the experiments of three centuries of landscape … Continue reading

Posted in Painting | 4 Comments