|Separation. Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches. ©Karine Swenson2011.|
I leave you with an excerpt from Interviews with American Artists (David Sylvester):
Sylvester: "And what makes you feel that a painting is finished? When do you leave a picture alone?"
Willem De Kooning: "Well, I always have a miserable time over it. But it is getting better now."
Sylvester: "But what is the criterion by which you know you can stop the painting?"
De Kooning: "Oh, I really...I just stop, you know. I sometimes get rather hysterical and because of that I find sometimes a terrific picture."
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