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I like the overall pastel look to this experiment. The inner complexity is bracketed on each side, by two dark red shapes, the left one of which is interrupted by the edge of the paper. The turquoise blue wavy structures bracket the top and bottom of the picture. The inner figures are not overly intricate, […]

Beginning a Painting

My search for articles about creativity, with specific reference to Richard Diebenkorn (American Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Artist) returned many references to his ’10 rules’ of creativity.  I had already encountered this list in reading John Elderfield’s essay Leaving Ocean Park,* wherein he quotes Diebenkorn’s “Notes to myself on beginning a painting”: “1. attempt what is not […]