Molly Herman, Hay-maker Moon, oil on linen, 48 x 36 inches, 2012
Valerie Brennan interviews painter Molly Herman about her work and studio practice.
Herman notes that "I tend to create work in series, though not necessarily on purpose – by this I mean, I don’t wake up one day and set out to make a body of work, on 'plant life,' but I actively invite and pursue inspiration by noticing what’s around me/ available. – I 'trust my muse' and I keep working. Then, one day, looking back, I’ll say 'Oh, this appears to make a group of a sort' --It happens organically. Often one series bleeds into another. I try not to worry over this anymore (as I used to) – it's how creativity evolves."
Interview with painter Emily Gherard about her work and influences.
Gherard says: "The painting or drawing begins with an idea of a particular form and how it might fit in the space of the painting but as the work continues what keeps me in the piece is manipulating the materials... I look for when the use of materials adds more information, clarity and definition to the original idea."
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.