Tuesday, August 31, 2010

trusting the process

"Eliminating things from a composition is the best way to get to the essential statement. We become attached to whatever appears in our creations." "Rubbing out and painting over are essential techniques for every artist." Excerpts from the book Trust the Process by Shaun McNiff.

I unframed an old pastel landscape painting, washed most of the pastel off, turned the painting upside down and while it was still wet, brushed red watercolor around. There. I eliminated that composition. I'm excited to see what happens next.


  1. Can't wait to see the results. I love your work

  2. It sounds like you are fearless! I agree with Sue, I can't wait to see what happens next.