What is self expression? Some painters have faith or confidence not so much in themselves or their skill, which they certainly possess and exercise, but in the process of making itself, in the mystery of light or color, in their paint, in the path.
- Painting in direct response to visual perception “out there.”
- Painting in response to mental objects.
- Painting responding to or corresponding to ideas, or primal intuitions.
- Painting as painting: forms found in the activity of manipulating material, such as paint, paper, wood, wax, pigment, canvas, clay, stone or any material. Invoking and developing chance; the element of discovery and surprise.