Libby Rosof interviews painter Douglas Witmer about his work and process.
Witmer comments: that: "My approach is completely additive. ...I tried to find a way of painting where I couldn’t touch it–so I was dropping color with a turkey baster, kind of like color fields. ...Could I just know what my choices are going to be? So I began to identify painting actions, to choose what I would do. If I insert myself too much, that does damage to the work. Along the way, at a certain point, I make decisions about a color. I'll be thinking about a memory of a color, or I’ll choose a color. These are super-personal choices. It’s for me and for others if they choose to receive it. I just live in hope that people take the moment to receive it."