I’ve been reading about Richard Diebenkorn, trying to understand how he created his works of art. I know that every creative person has his or her own way of ‘making [ideas] visible’ (to borrow a phrase that Paul Klee, Bauhaus Master, used to describe how an artist creates).
I became so sleepy while attempting to read about Diebenkorn’s art and how he did it, that I had to take a nap. During my sleep, an image came into my mind. It looked like a dry-brushed arc and some kind of tubular tripod-like structure underneath it.
I woke up and painted what I remembered on another painting, which I abandoned. Here is the result:
My impression (at this point) of Diebenkorn’s process is that he relied on memory, as imperfect as it is, in addition assessing the visual elements on his canvas, to make a composition that was ‘right’ to him.
(Please, if any reader knows more about this, I would dearly love to be enlightened.)