David Hockney works like a writer

We just spent a few days in the San Francisco area and a highlight was seeing the David Hockney: a Bigger Exhibition at the De Young museum in Golden Gate Park. The exhibit is so large it takes two floors of the museum to show it. Gorgeous Hockney Trees To me Hockney seems to work like a dedicated writer. He always has his ass in the chair or his feet on the floor with paintbrush, charcoals, computer, iPad, iPhone or video camera in his hands. Yes, he works in all those media – never too old, though born in 1937, to learn and use the new technology. What impressed me is that he paints and draws and makes art as a writer writes – everyday. We saw paintings that he created only one month before we were there to see the exhibit – huge portraits. And while I don’t especially like his portraits I like the bright colors he uses – primary blues, reds, yellows, oranges. We also saw a series of charcoal drawings he made in 2012 and 2013 in East Yorkshire, England at Woldga … [Read more...]