"Green Studio" (2002-2003)

"Green Studio," 2002-2003
Oil on canvas, 74 x 115 inches
The Eli Broad Family Foundation, Santa Monica, California
© 2005 Susan Rothenberg/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York

"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