John Yau


    DAVID TRUE IS ALWAYS tightening and refining his paintings. In his studio is a painting he started working on after his last show. Using thin oil washes, he has gotten the image he needs on the canvas. The process of mixing and adjusting thin coats of paint will continue until True has brought the colors up to the exact pitch he wants. Image, surface, composition, and color must run as smoothly as a Rolls-Royce’s engine. When he gets this balance taut without straining, his paintings impart a sense of graceful strength as well as of something about to snap, a sense resulting in part from his