• Charles Tarlton's "Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park 17"

    29 days ago - By Artist in an A-frame

    "...classic situation of trying to reveal in language what the act of seeing provokes.” - Robert Creeley
    The artist stands ready in the presence of a blank canvas, but nothing so far has happened. Up ahead in time a finished painting is waiting, but something has to take place now to launch the creative act. The painter has a long straight edge and a piece of charcoal; he draws three parallel horizontal lines, and then, fidgeting with the straight edge, lays in three more parallel lines diagonally. The canvas has been “besmirched,” and the artist has his problem.
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