On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting. – Jackson Pollock

Some artists paint neatly with their canvas on an easel and create nice calm paintings and then there artists a bit more “messy”…shall we say! A true artist doesn’t confine themselves to tradition and certainly nothing is less traditional than painting on the floor as Nestor typically does but there is precedent for it and that come from non other than Jackson Pollock.

Below are a couple of photos of Pollock working with the canvas on the studio floor and one of Nestor working on a canvas on the floor as he typically does.

Note the similarities to Pollock studio is striking and there is good reason for that. Both artists discovered thing which is that to capture their artist vision on a 2 dimensional canvas, they need to view and access the work from multiple angles.

Jackson Pollock working in his studio with the canvas on the floor