August 31, 2009

Studio Work

I have been working on several large paintings. They are on canvas which is usually not what I work on, but when the wood panels get so big they get very heavy. I also have been propping the paintings on two 10 gallon buckets and leaning them against the wall while I work on them. Such a simple idea. I have been very busy in my life with so many things lately and like everyone else find it difficult to fit everything in….. So when I come across something that is so simple and easy I especially appreciate it. More and more I am following this idea in my paintings. Simplification. Allowing the paint to be more itself and not overly manipulating it. The clue for me was that every time a drip of paint falls of my brush and lands somewhere on my painting it always seems to be in the right place. How can that be? I think I am sometimes standing in my own way.

Nicholas Wilton

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Nicholas Wilton
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