Then Rothko would sit and look for long periods. Sometimes forhours, sometimes for days, considering the next colour, considering expanding an area. He worked on more than one painting at a time. The veils of colour were applied quickly and spontaneously. Most of the time in his studio was spent sitting silently on his bench and looking. Dan Rice, Rothko's assistant
i don't know if he knew what he was doing. i don't think artists always have to know what they're doing artists often do more than they know they are doing.
David Antin art critic 2003