Question: Tell me about making art
I think you’re looking for a romantic answer to what happens in my studio process. Here’s the brutal truth:
Most of my paintings take anywhere from 1-2 months to produce. I work on several things at the same time. When you work everyday like I do, it’s sometimes difficult to recollect one moment from another.
My process is mostly plain and simple hard work. There is very little magical ecstasy. There is not a lot of time spent in a place of zen with your head in the clouds. I think that’s an amateurish outlook.
Having said that, I do think that I’m chasing those special moments when you, “catch lightning in a bottle”. When a painting works, you had a moment or two like that somewhere during the process of creation. You made time in the process to piddle about….maybe get out of your own way.
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