I was browsing through my favorite artists (see right side bar) and came across this painting by Charles Movalli. Wow! This is how I want to paint, with abandon: free brush work, inventive color, you can see the excitement in this piece. Movalli studied with Emille Gruppe, who I’m currently reading. I found an out-of-print edition of his book on painting on Amazon, and am devouring it now.

I find now that when I paint most of my work with my glasses down, I get the big shapes and colors more accurately. I do still need to loosen up! A margarita works occassionally :-0 Other than that, what do you do to relax when you paint? Do you think you should?

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