Larry Groff interviews painter Emil Robinson about his work.
Robinson says: "All painting is always an invention. Artists make decisions that build on one another until the reach something new. In the beginning, I always have ideas about how something will go. The only way the painting is ever successful is if it becomes something foreign to me. At the same time, it seems to gradually become right. I have to be careful to not rely on rendering the surface of things in my paintings instead of seeing larger movements, organizations or potential formal SURPRISES."