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Painters' Table: Top 10 Best Posts, August 2011

Posted: 09/20/11 07:15 PM ET

The fall season is upon us. Important, much anticipated exhibitions, such as de Kooning at MoMA and Milton Resnick at Cheim and Read, promise to make us wonder how anyone thought painting could possibly be dead.

With the new season come openings and opportunities to see new work. For many, that work is the product of a long summer secluded in the studio. Many artists can't wait for fall to get some feedback and see what their colleagues have been up to.

In August, painting blogs heated up with interviews and studio visits -- far and away the most popular kind of post last month. Artists can be solitary but we are also curious, and a good studio visit, virtual or not, drives us back to our own studios inspired, re-engerized and ready to work.

Ten great interviews and studio visits with painters are below. You can see more in the Artist Interviews section on painters-table.com, the magazine of the painting blogosphere.

Amy Feldman: Interview
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Amy Feldman, Studio View, 2011 (source: studiocritical.blogspot.com)

Valerie Brennan interviews Brooklyn-based painter Amy Feldman. Feldman discusses her work and process stating "I always make drawings before I do paintings to get some idea about how I want to execute the paintings. Generally, the paintings stray far from my thumbnail sketches, but it's really about the attitude of the drawings that I am interested in. I'm nonchalant about it and take many liberties, sometimes cutting into them and reassembling. Often my drawings are made on junky paper that I buy at the drug store. They are pretty quick and matter-of-fact. When I paint, I try to transfer a similar casualness to the paintings yet retain a specific poise."

Read the full interview on Studio Critical
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