I was browsing the internet and I found this. Russell Chatham speaking about painting and fly fishing. I love it when he says, "It all happens on the palette, it's just as simple as that in the beginning. If you come to a place you don't know what to do stop. It will tell you what to do later."
Seeing the video made me research more and find an interview of his in Artworks magazine. Here is my favorite part:
Everything is a matter of gray. It’s the relationship of one color to another that matters.” You have to look no further than Chatham’s studio to know he takes that philosophy to heart. He starts with primary colors, mixes his own hybrid hues, and then meticulously applies the paint one horizontal line at a time. Each inch he brings in just a dab more color – orange or red -depending on placement. His touch with color is so delicate that the changes are almost imperceptible. “I like the 30 feet, three feet, three inch rule. A painting should be interesting at all three distances,” he says. No question, Chatham’s paintings are indeed compelling at all three, but it’s up close and far away that they pack the most punch. At three inches, you can see every deliberate brush stroke and its relationship to the next. At thirty feet you can appreciate the whole – invariably a soothing sublime and always emotional experience.
Put those two nibbles together and you get pure bliss. Now push those watercolors across the bed and let me keep working. I think I will limit my colors to 3 primaries and Chinese white.
Thanks again for all your supportive words my bloggie friends.