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Facets of a Diamond - Blog

“I Love to Fling and Drip the Paint”

I love to fling and drip the paint, thanks to Jackson Pollock. But there is a problem with that technique, which perhaps was his personal problem. He rarely actually touched the canvas with his stick or brush. No actual contact, no intimacy. Perhaps he painted that way to avoid the intimacy, but I miss it.

The answer seems to be first, with a brush, lay down a background – all touch. And after this intimate relationship, then withdraw a little and drip and fling. But first: the kiss.