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Bigger doodles

By “doodle” I mean drawing or painting without a plan. No preparatory sketches, no particular subject or composition or colours in mind, just start painting and keep painting. 425 more words

"When you're in the studio painting, there are a lot of people in there with you..."

“Studio Ghosts: When you’re in the studio painting, there are a lot of people in there with you – your teachers, friends, painters from history, critics… and one by one if you’re really painting, they walk out.

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More small doodles

Doodling small improvised paintings still feels like a great way to get comfortable with painting. Today I made four. In the past, my doodles were usually abstract. 280 more words

Guston via Schutz via Salle

Sometimes a quote about painting will really get into my head, influencing how I try to paint. Lately, I’ve been thinking about this passage from Salle’s… 362 more words

Laughing at the President: Philip Guston Draws Richard Nixon

As the US presidential inauguration approaches, provoking revulsion and celebration in various quarters, an exhibition at Hauser & Wirth’s New York gallery is reminding visitors of a Cold War precedent for the current political turmoil. 525 more words


Schiele's Landscape with Ravens

I love Egon Schiele’s paintings, and I was surprised to recently find an amazing one online that seems to be well known but that I hadn’t seen before.  135 more words

Philip Guston: Anxiety, 1975

Philip Guston: Anxiety 1975, oil on canvas, 57 1/2 x 80 1/4 inches