Friday, 20 April 2007

MESSY AS HELL!

I'm a messy painter. I mean, I'm a REALLY messy painter! My painting space consists of an easel of course, and a mountain of painting products that apparently have a table somewhere under them - though I'm yet to see it. The truth is I like it that way. Painting to me is not a neat calculated stuffy experience. It should be free, flowing and messy as hell! I'm not one for planning my paintings to a large degree either. If too much time is spent obsessing on proportions etc, the immediacy of the painting will be lost. I trust my eye rather than carefully measured guide lines. Calculated guide lines may be more accurate, however such a process would render the painting cold and I would consider it too much of a 'painting by numbers' experience. Here's some pics of my painting room. Be afraid. Be very afraid! Oh, and I've included a pic of further progress of my latest












4 comments:

Angela said...

As far as an art studio goes. I think it's pretty clean. You don't give yourself enough credit. LOLOLOL Ok...I need to practice what I preach. LOLOLOL but anyhoo, I think it looks fun! :)

michelle giacobello said...

Oh Hilarious! I thought I was bad - and I use my hands to paint a lot of the time.

Thanks for sharing :)

Daniel Sanger said...

you should see my desk at work! Covered in scrap paper with illustrations all over them! lol

Anonymous said...

As your wife I constantly walk past this room and sigh! I love you and support you and try to be understanding despite the paint stains on the towels and the dirty paint hand prints left around the bathroom! Hehehehehehe I think Mia is cleaner than you and she is only two! hehehehehehe