In a recent installment in his ongoing "In Process" blog series, Paul Behnke posts a photo blog of the progress of two paintings by Phillip J. Mellen.
Behnke's introduction begins: "Mellen combines additive and subtractive gestures to build up the surface and add depth to his work. Bold colors, solid forms, drips and spatters allude to the speed and confidence, often associated with Abstract Expressionism, while allowing a more contemporary Pop sensibility to take center stage."
An extended conversation between painters Phillip J. Mellen and Sabine Tress.
Asked about her approach to painting Tress comments: "I just start and the paintings, they evolve through the painting process. I think that's the exciting bit about painting for me, you just start somewhere and see where it takes you. And that freedom to decide spontaneously what you want to do or what you don't want to do, really that's a big motivation for me to paint."
After answering questions about her own work and practice, Tress turns the tables on interviewer Mellen and asks him about his own painting.
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.