Guided by basic color theory and an expert understanding of paint, Michael Bernard launches into a process of discovery, talking his way through what might happen in the forthcoming steps with prescient presence of mind. “I’m going to grab… I’m thinking by this I’m going to pull what’s happening on top further down and soften the noise as I pull further down,” says Bernard, surrounded in his studio by an assortment of rags, cloths and textured paint rollers. “I wanna’ see what I am getting before… I want control…I don’t want drips or streak lines.”
Ehren Clark takes us inside the artist’s studio in the April 2013 edition of 15 Bytes.
Ehren Clark studied art history at both the University of Utah and the University of Reading in the UK. He is now a professional writer living in Salt Lake City.