Thursday, November 18, 2010

On Painting Part Four

Image: Ken Kewley,
Chinese Pastries/Watermelon, 1998, Oil on Canvas, 28 x 36 inches

From an Interview with Ken Kewley on the Painting Perceptions website

Paint large areas quickly and unconsciously as much as possible. Let nuances happen. Never consciously paint them.

Emphasis is invention….The need to find shapes is a need to exaggerate and gives freedom to invent.

Surprising yourself should be encouraged.

One should always be reconsidering the whole and willing to redraw the whole.

The painting is the result of the process of painting. Do not anticipate this. Forget that you are painting a painting. And even more that it is a picture. Give up control to let things happen in painting.

The secret (your methods) to painting needs to be discovered everyday. This is necessary because these secrets only work for a little while.

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