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”

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