making a painting


Making a Painting is Like Raising a Child

a: Making a Painting ~
b: Raising a Child

What: "After I have prepared a canvas with gesso and possibly a colored ground, I make the first marks. Lines and colors flow onto surface. I am delighted and surprised at what appears. It is fresh and new. It is like falling in love with your new baby. Everything is a discovery, a surprise."

Writer: M. Pia De Girolamo
Date: Jul 18 2011 1:37 AM

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