Sergio Lopez here. Welcome to episode 3 of my monthly vlog, "Thin Coat Of Varnish!" Here is the link to watch on Vimeo:
My 6x8" painting of a river otter that I'm giving away next month. A major change is coming to my Patreon.
Ozi Magana's portrait of me.
Richard Diebenkorn's "Notes To Myself On Beginning A Painting"
1. Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later. It may then be a valuable delusion.
2. The pretty, initial position which falls short of completeness is not to be valued – except as a stimulus for further moves.
3. DO search. But in order to find other than what is searched for.
4. Use and respond to the initial fresh qualities but consider them absolutely expendable.
5. Don’t “discover” a subject – of any kind.
6. Somehow don’t be bored but if you must, use it in action. Use its destructive potential.
7. Mistakes can’t be erased but they move you from your present position.
8. Keep thinking about Pollyanna.
9. Tolerate chaos.
10. Be careful only in a perverse way
Rembrandt's "The Storm On The Sea Of Galilee"