Peter Shear, Untitled, 2011 acrylic and gel medium on canvas, 8 x 10 inches
Valerie Brennan interviews painter Peter Shear about his work and process.
Shear remarks that "Sometimes images are allowed to evolve organically but more often I'll paint everything out that isn’t working. The discarded image is still there; the memory is still there influencing the painting but it informs indirectly... It’s become increasingly important to leave behind an image to which no concrete meaning can be attached, only possibility."
Two part video interview with London-based painter Alice Browne in her studio. Browne discusses her studio practice and a range of topics related to her work including color and working in "the gap between somebody looking at something directly and... looking at a photograph of the thing... I'm... interested in trying to pick up a little bit of that sensation... that... being there feeling, but also the shift between the two."
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."
Murphy notes: "I find my work caught between the world of illusion and the object with no clear way to resolve this. I find some ideas must be objects posing as paintings and sometimes paintings posing as objects, while still other times paintings are simply paintings."
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.