Richard Diebenkorn painting shows a person standing in the sun overlooking a coastal landscape.

365 Days of Art: June 29 – Richard Diebenkorn Describes Struggling with Watercolor

Richard Diebenkorn, Figure on a Porch, 1959, Oil on canvas, 57 x 62 in.

June 29, 1985

In an interview, Richard Diebenkorn (one of my favorite artists ever) describes reworking an old watercolor while he was in the Marines during WWII, stationed in Hawaii. He says he vowed he “was going to get it even if he had to make the black white and the white black.”

I know, Richard–watercolor is hard, isn’t it?!

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