Chippendale writes that "Being a perceptual painter means that I accept as a condition of painting that appearances are fundamentally unstable and relational, that reality is vulnerable to distortion both from without as well as from within. The flow of time itself, as measured by the changing conditions of light and color in a given scene before me, alters unceasingly the arrangements of sensations that present themselves at any given instant. So, too, do my perceptions of these things change from moment to moment."
Larry Groff posts great links, images, and books related to painter/critic Fairfield Porter. Groff includes many quotes from Porter including: "When I paint, I think that what would satisfy me is to express what Bonnard said Renoir told him: make everything more beautiful. This partly means that a painting should contain a mystery, but not for mystery's sake: a mystery that is essential to reality."
Catherine Kehoe posts an interview with painter George Nick.
Nick comments: "In the beginning, I always felt I couldn't remake the world but I would like to try. I didn't know how so I tried different ways. I am still doing that. I am not that focused. I go out to paint. I look for something to paint. All these ideas stay in the background, out of sight, until I am through painting. I get ideas from the act of painting and it guides me either into a dogma or chaos. All my paintings start from what is seen. The painting marries in different ways and set up its own laws, which I try to deduce and follow. The awareness did not change the painting. The conclusions of the finished piece changed the process of translating the seen."
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.