|Gerhard Richter Painting|
Documentary Movie on Netflix
It was showing him painting for an exhibit while being recorded. It was interesting to hear his truthful reactions and conversation about being recorded while painting. He felt that painting was a private act. It put him on edge. So many things he talked about resonated with me. The movie also went somewhat into his life and career.
But, what I was jazzed about was watching his painting process. The paintings would look great to me. And then, he would use a squeegee to spread the paint across the canvas, obliterating any form and shape that might have shown up on the canvas prior. I do like his more colorful work since I love color.
The other really inspiring thing about this documentary was seeing his studio and studio assistants in action. What a studio he has! Wow. It's gigantic. He paints in oil. The assistants mix it for him, insuring it is the smooth consistency he requires for his process. They explained that there could be no lumps because of the way he uses the squeegee.
I am so pumped to paint and somehow acquire a very large painting studio.
Check out these images, which are a couple of my favorite. I guess they are protected under copyright, so I cannot use the images here. I've done a screenshot of the page (showing only a partial of the painting) where the image resides with the link under the image so you can go check it out.
|I love this painting. Check it out at this link:|
|A photo of him in his studio:|
|3. Another painting I love|
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About the author: Mary Rush Gravelle is an artist who resides in Sedona, Arizona with her beloved cat, Sir Kitty.