I cannot stress enough the importance of writing daily. Whether it is done in a journal, sketchbook, or on the computer – an artist needs to write daily. If you have ever had the experience of a profound insight while talking something out to yourself or to another person, then you know what I mean. [...]
Today I did number 14 in my Pond Study Series. You can see the dulling of colors, which is a departure from my usual palette. The lone willow tree just right of the center is holding onto its foliage, as is the adjacent pine. The other side of the pond grows more and more bare. [...]
I found this quote tucked in the binding of an old journal last week. I returned to it again today after a frustrating morning in battle with a painting.