Inga Dalrymple, In That Low Summer, 2011, oil on linen, 91 x 102 cm (courtesy of the artist)
Phillip J. Mellen interviews painter Inga Dalrymple about her work and process.
Asked about the relationship between her drawing and painting practices Dalrymple comments: "I don't think of drawing necessarily as something that goes straight into my paintings... they're kind of like a bit of a conversation... I tend to jump between [drawing and painting] a lot and I definitely see the two feeding off each other... I find my drawings a lot fresher and looser and more playful than my paintings but I see my paintings as the older, wiser adults of the two, the drawings on paper and in my sketchbooks are like the wild kids."
Interview with painter Inga Dalrymple. Dalrymple discusses her studio practice and influences: "I don’t set out to paint something with an end game in mind. I regularly destroy paintings (by which I mean either scraping back, if I'm using oils, or repainting if I’m using acrylic) not because I don’t always like the results, but because I like how this services the painting. It's also a liberating way to work because then I don’t feel beholden to the original intention."
"I think a lot about graffiti and the way that the layering of spray paint over markers or posters or whatever creates a riot of mess but somehow, if you look closely, there can be a dazzling little discord going on..."
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.