Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WIP, Inspired by Diebenkorn

I have not been posting too much lately, because I've been experimenting. 
I am way out of my comfort zone,  painting the figure. It has been a challenge. Here is one of my several recent works in progress. Stay tuned for more ...

More Richard Diebenkorn

 The wonderful  Diebenkorn book, showing lots of the magnificent work hanging  in the de Young Museum.
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Diebenkorn at the de Young

Last week I had a chance to see the Richard Diebenkorn exhibit at the deYoung Museum.  Now, all I can think about is going to see it again.  It is up until the end of Sept.

Here are Richard Diebenkorn's , "Notes to Myself on Beginning a Painting",

 1.  Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later. It may then be a valuable delusion.

    2. The pretty, initial position, which falls short of completeness, is not to be valued, except as a stimulus for further moves.

3. Do search, but in order to find other than what is searched for.

4. Use and respond to the initial fresh qualities, but consider them absolutely expendable.

5. Don't discover a subject, of any kind.

6. Somehow do not be bored, but if you must, use it in action. Use it's destructive potential.

7. Mistakes can't be erased, but they can move you from your present position.

8. Keep thinking about Pollyanna.

9. Tolerate chaos.

10. Be careful only in a very perverse way.

by Richard Diebenkorn

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