There are days when I sit down to paint with an image, or at least the strong suggestion of an image, clear in my mind. And I resist.
No. I am not going to paint that. Not again. I’ve already painted that scene. No.
And I begin to paint something else that, of course, doesn’t work out. And so I set it aside and begin again. I get out of the way and let what is inside flow out. In the process I realize yet again that I can never paint the same scene twice…
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