Thursday, February 10, 2011

Public Personal Pep Talk/Smack Down

Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978).
Artist Facing Blank Canvas (Deadline), 1938.
I can see it in my head.

Painting is about paint, not about thinking or talking or writing. It happens the way it wants to, in its own time.

Painting is like that relationship with the person who wouldn't be "tied down" in any conventional sense: maddening, passionate, doomed.

All the best paintings are the ones that haven't happened yet.

Insert additional palliatives (i.e., excuses) here.


1 comment:

  1. This is why you were such a good roommate. My butt's kicked now, too. xo