The First Step
in Katherine Tzu-Lan’s painting process I discovered while reading about her in October 2018 Virginia Living is ironically the same as mine. We both begin each work with a “pour”, haphazardly pouring watered-down acrylic onto our flat surface. In her case, paper, and mine, raw (unprimed) canvas. This process apparently appeals to each of us as we enjoy the lack of control … the freedom of movement and happenchances that evolve. “This ‘chance operation’ becomes the starting point for the work.” Even though we haven’t met, I feel as though we’re kindred spirits.