The Female is elusive, like a silver shimmer on the horizon. ( Camille Paglia, from ‘Sex & Violence, or Nature & Art.)
1) Search out more remote, pictorially uncharted regions of the Earth to portray. Focus on the Subject. 2) Refigure the familiar. Focus on the mode of treatment.
Rothko's 'Chapel' paintings.
Rothko told Motherwell that in the beginning he had thought of them as pictures. But then, he considered that people praying would not want to be distracted by pictures. they wanted an ambience. ( From ‘About Rothko’ by Dore Ashton, p.174 )
” It’s not what you paint, it’s what you paint beside it.” ( Brian Parrish )
You need to know the rules first, before you can break them.
” Paint the Tiger, not the stripes. ” ( Brian Parrish )
Those who say it cannot be done should not stand in the way of those who are doing it.