Joan Mitchell, Sunflowers
He’s telling me about this art project he’s working on. He’s describing getting really into you know the process of making art. Jumping around, hurling paint at canvas, smearing it, touching it with your fingers. Imagining a picture and then beating it into submission. Throttling it into visibility. (Fizzy Billy Tea). Harnessing an image in your mind and then trapping it, nailing it to the floor, ripping its insect wings off. Working up a sweat and looking for that sweet sound the sigh of satisfaction, when you’ve done enough or just right or it’s finished.
It sounds like Robbie is an Action Painter.