Untitled 1

Untitled 1

Part of the idea with the machine paintings is to create the conditions for the watercolor to be watercolor, to find it’s own path and create its own syntax. I have made a few attempts to apply this approach to the act of painting, where the paint is applied in slashes, strokes, splatters, etc. in patterns and forms to best facilitate the watercolors own will.

This is a heffer at 5 feet height by about 7 feet width. I utilized a paint roller for the largest strokes underneath, and tried drawing on the paper straight from the watercolor tube, then slashing through it with wet brushes. Some splattering for good measure, although I’ve never liked the results of that gimmick.