Painting: The Work’s The Thing
I must continuously work to be happy, to feel whole, fulfilled. It's what I must do. It's who I am. The pleasure is in the doing and in each fleeting moment of redemption, my efforts given justification, if only temporarily, by the realization of each painting. So it is doing the work and it is seeing the result, together, that brings fulfillment.
The real struggle begins when I put brushes down until that moment when I can force myself to pick them up again. Paradoxical I guess that the thing that gives me the most fulfillment can be the most difficult to embrace.
I must insist, I must work, I must struggle, for the emotion of painting to reach me so that I feel capable of painting." Badia Camps