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"If you hear a voice within you saying, 'you are not a painter,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." -Vincent van Gogh

. 6 Studies From Magog Down . Pt.3 - The Midst Of Grasses .

Julian Schnabel, Cabo de Sao Vicente, 2007

"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do int...

from lost and found by Pat.... read her post re: Reverend Howard Finster art

524. "How often I have thought to myself", Aunt Jemima continued,  "as I mopped the floors of this big hospital late at night, what masterpieces I could be creating if the floor was not a floor but a huge canvas rolled out from wall to wall, and instead of a bucket of soap and water, I had buckets of paint of all different colors.