Larry Groff interviews painter Beth Bernhardt.
Bernhardt remarks: "I generally start most paintings from observation or in the case of larger works, from studies made on site. I tend to make a lot of starts and save the analysis for later. I don’t think of it as a process really, more like tendencies or ways of going about things. To me, process implies order, something that is stable or immutable and sometimes that order changes for me. I think I am driven by the need to get myself to the place where painting can happen—I mean that both figuratively and literally. If that means getting outside in the landscape, then that is what I will do. The excitement is important to me. That is probably one of the reasons I am so drawn to landscape painting."