Colors as they mix at the surface of the mind.
Intensities that change in relation to each others – hues that in a perception over time add and subtract and interact, changing what you are seeing.
Mark Rothko hid his process to the extent that he could, working on large canvases. He was secretive, and he did succeed in creating a mystery about what he did. Jackson Pollock was overt and demonstrative in his painting – filmed stepping on the canvas, feeling the paint as it left the brush to form pattern.
I think the secret in the art is not in the process – dripping paint on a canvas doesn’t get a Pollock, there was a control, an intuitive resonance between what he was doing physically and how he perceived it. I think the secret is in that intuitive vision.
I look at the underpainting and I see the next steps, not what’s there right now.