Copyright John Gerstner. All Rights Reserved.
Painting, to me, is a boxing match. The canvas is the ring where you throw jabs of paint to see what lands. It’s about staying in the moment, not thinking, just reacting. You might start with a vague fight strategy, but all through the first rounds, you just keep hearing the taunts: “Is that all you got?” The best paintings just appear, finally, after much struggle. The fight is over when you see something you haven’t seen before. And you take all you learned into the next artistic battle.