I am re-reading Nick Bantock’s “The Forgetting Room.” The pages are replete with short phrases, rich and deep, relevant to life and art.
One such provocation is the memory of the grandfather guiding the grandson as the lad worked to resolve an issue with his drawing. He applied watercolor wash, yet it looked sugary to him, too nice. From his memory bank, Grandfather speaks:
“Chaos, order, chaos, order recurring …..there is a difference between a study and a painting. Rough up the ground. Then you can begin growing your picture……The result was a mess, though not an unpleasant one. I ‘humphed’ aloud and deserted it to dry by itself.”
Just some insight into a painting process. Now, I am headed into my painting cave! Sending Light! Cherilyn