Tim McFarlane, Deer In The Headlights, 2013, acrylic on panel, 24 x 30 inches (courtesy of the artist)
Phillip J. Mellen interviews painter Tim McFarlane about his work and process.
Speaking about his process, McFarlane comments: "My tendency is to work in layers, and a lot of times I'll go through several paintings on one piece. These days if I find something that I like... I know I did it, but it's go to go. That's how I allow myself to stay free... That one thing doesn't make a whole painting - it doesn't make the whole painting the best it can be."
Phillip J. Mellen interviews painter Suzanne Kammin about her work and process.
Kammin speaks in depth about her process which includes freely experimenting with compositional possibilites via computer sofware. Using the software as a studio tool, she comments, "eliminates a certain amount of anxiety about destroying the painting and that frees me up to try a lot of different things... You have to try, as hard as it is, to let go of your anxiety about making a mistake. It's your anxiety that hampers the feeling of confidence you need... you have to try to get yourself in the mindset of not caring what happens... The computer allows me a way around that problem."
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.