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‘I love the adventure’: How painter Alex Katz finds inspiration for his bold works

At 88, painter Alex Katz is as productive as ever.

In September, Katz returned to his Soho studio in New York City to paint after his annual summer escape to Maine.

Working from small studies to produce large canvasses, watch in the video above as Katz turns a 15×11-feet blank canvass into a green, brown, and white depiction of trees, titled “Cross Light 3.”

“I like the bluntness and the bigness of them,” Katz said of his large-scale, bold paintings. “You have to really want it. And as far as I’m concerned, if you want it, you have to go for it.”

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