Art is work. Good art is darned hard work.
People think that my hobby (making abstract art) is fun. It’s not. It’s darned hard work. In fact, if it were a paying job I’d probably resign! It’s absolutely true to say that my day job is less of a slog than painting. Yet I keep doing it and no one is forcing me so I’ll shut up before it sounds like I’m complaining!
I’ve learned that what Chuck Close says is absolutely true: “Inspiration is for amateurs – the rest of us just show up and get to work”