"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"This studio painting became extremely green...You squeeze a tube of color, and you see this bright green and it’s just frightening. It’s this pure color that somebody mixed up, and you just have to immediately get after it and make it fight with orange or something. Somebody taught me to mix orange with green to dull it down, and even black with green. And I never change my turp in my cans where my brushes are, so I have residue on every single brush and that’ll gray it down pretty quick. Then you hit it up with white to bring it up a tone..."
- Susan Rothenberg