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These are two examples of this involving the bypassing of any prep--no stretching, coat-out, drawing, underwork--just right to the paint. The only parameter was to follow the simple visual rhythms as they presented themselves in composition and color, without all the academics. I had an exhibit catalogue featuring antique photos of coal mine life in the late 1800's. I tore the binding off and used each sheet as an instant composition (natural rhythm). All detail was avoided and the paint itself became the subject.
As far as any finished painting is concerned, there are a lot of mudpies due to the intentional short circuiting stages, and not paying attention. But when the auto pilot kicks in the results can be quite interesting--and the whole experience, liberating. I was reminded of all this by the work of my new friend, Laura Tedeschi, although I can't speak to her motivations. The approaches looked similar, though.