I continue to get further away from the usual painter's tools such as easel, palette, brushes, etc.
The modern artist... is working and expressing an inner world - in other words - expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.
It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.
When I say artist I mean the man who is building things - creating molding the earth - whether it be the plains of the west - or the iron ore of Penn. It's all a big game of construction - some with a brush - some with a shovel - some choose a pen.
It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.
Every good painter paints what he is.
The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.
On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.
When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about. I've no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own.
I'm very representational some of the time, and a little all of the time. But when you're painting out of your unconscious, figures are bound to emerge.
I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting.
My painting does not come from the easel.
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