It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.
Every good artist paints what he is
The modern artist is working with space and time and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
The painting has a life of its own
Love is friendship set to music.
. People have always frightened and bored me, consequently I have been within my own shell.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about. I've no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own.
The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.
My work with Benton was important as something against which to react very strongly, later on; in this, it was better to have worked with him than with a less resistant personality who would have provided a much less strong opposition. At the same time Benton introduced me to Renaissance art.
I am nature.
My concern is with the rhythms of nature.. I work inside out, like nature.
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.
I'm very representational some of the time, and a little all of the time. But when you're painting out of your unconscious, figures are bound to emerge.