Dragging paint across a board

Abstract Painting, 1994, Gerhard Richter

When I was painting and decorating, I used to love to run one colour over another like this. We called it ‘distressing’ in the mid-eighties when we used it as a technique for making new furniture look old and knocked about. ‘Very distressing,’ my Pops said when he came down to London to join the firm and gazed upon our works.

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5 Responses to Dragging paint across a board

  1. Geraldine says:

    That looks like a woodland pond on a rainy day, with the sky reflected through the trees. Richter again: lovely.

  2. Bilbo says:

    A good description, Geraldine. I see it as the White Cliffs of Dover reflected in the English Channel. Whatever…I like it. A lot.


  3. makemeadiva says:

    mmd likes this: corrugated iron transformed

    wonder where the original is?

  4. ourkid says:

    looks to me like a million happy man city fans crouding an emty field in a heavy downpoar after a smashing victory thisafternoon!!!!!!!!! but hey! im no soccer fan , nor am i much of an art critic !!! good luck later chaps……. ill be watchin da rugby……. propper game.xxxxx.
    p .s . WHERES ME BOOOOK ??

  5. Stephen Foster says:

    Hello ourkid!

    The book’s on it’s way now you’ve asked nicely for the third time and given such excellent sporting prediction. x

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