McLean writes: "John Golding’s book 'Paths to the Absolute' traces the numinous aspects of abstract painting from their beginnings in the works of Kandinsky, Malevich, and Mondrian to the development of those qualities in the paintings of the Americans Pollock, Newman, Rothko and Still. Perehudoff’s work fits into the kind of epiphanic painting characterised by Golding. ... I cannot think of any other artist who rang so many changes on colour: light hues, dark hues, primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary and so on… dissonances and harmonies, thick paint and thin, sometimes all on the same canvas, with an exquisite sense of placement. And all this without ever losing tension across the painting."
Alan Shipway reviews a monograph on UK painter John McLean. Shipway writes that McLean's paintings "have an open-ended feeling, seeming to lay bare the mechanisms of painting itself, and therefore contributing something very particular not only to British painting but to art as a whole. All ambitious art has this quality of open-endedness - of visibly containing within itself its own means and its own possibilities."
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.