Monday, October 29, 2007


Couldn't stand to look at that miserable excuse for a painting another minute so I changed my position, sat close up to the table, grabbed my palette knife and attacked. Now I'm beginning to feel the excitment again. Everything is going to change and enter another dimension. I'm not interested in representation: re-presenting. Who need to present things again? I want to discover something I don't know, haven't seen before, not keep on RE presenting, re-heating, re-hashing. Why be so scared of challenging a painted surface for goodness sake? It's only paints and canvas! The picture is only an illusion and you can make it do whatever you want.


Les Becker said...

"I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have done." ~ A.E. Hotchner

I just found this quote today. Apt for your situation, as well, don't you think? Looking at what you're doing with the painting... I'm excited along with you. I can't wait to see what you do next!

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Les, yes, a perfect quote, thanks. I'm happy to have found the element of surprise again in this painting. Without it, it's hardly worth continuing.