The proportion afforded by this shape is the golden
rectangle. I lay out a neat array of tubes of acrylic paint of
various colors. A kitchen plate suffices as a palette for mixing
and adding water if necessary for texture (a goblet glass, also
from the kitchen, is on hand filled with clean water if required
for this purpose).
The Parthenon, Athenian Acropolis, Greece
as golden rectangle
There's no method to what I do although you could say there's a
discipline. I choose whichever colors call me.
You could say I choose whichever colors I choose. Then,
either with a spatula or with a stubby brush dipped in paint with
water added (or not), I make very few minimalistic
bold sweeps onto the card.
Done. That's it! And that's all. There are no
There are no mistakes. I make no corrections. Each card ie each
is complete as it is. I never discard any.
I'll paint around fifty cards in one session. Each one, inspired as
it is by the previous one, turns out slightly different.
Occasionally in a session something completely unexpected ie
something completely discontiguous happens: suddenly
I'll notice I painted in a way I've never painted before let
alone thought of painting before. That's when the
process takes a totally different turn all by
I love these moments. They're true
spontaneity presencing itself.