Valerie Brennan interviews Brooklyn painter Julie Torres about her work and process.
"These days I mostly work on the floor, with acrylic on paper. I make a huge mess and try not to edit anything I do as I do it. If I have a good idea, I usually don't know about it till after it's done and on the paper. After a full day, I look back over everything and usually I can find a few good ones in there. Sometimes not. I eventually paint over the bad ones. I love working on paper because it allows me to burn through tons of paintings and follow my impulses. I love to be fast, loose, open and reckless. Painting is the only place I know how do that."