Deep paint: Making a one-shot expressionist painting

November 17, 2013 | By | Reply More

Question: How do you create a large exquisite expressionist painting in one session? My friend Paul LaFlam is an artist in St. Louis, and he would give an answer something like this: Pour several gallons of hardware store house paint onto a big horizontal wooden canvass and then “brush” the paint with torn pieces of cardboard, making sure to let your painting dry for at least three days, because it is 1/8″ deep. The layers of the paint interact with one another, and “the paint does much of the work itself.” Paul offered to let me videotape his unusual process awhile back, and we finished up editing the videotape today. Check it out.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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