Paint on..

I wanted to repost the prose I scratched into a painting some time ago all about creating art, about painting and my absolute fascination and infatuation with it.
You best visit the text link above to see the actual painting I scribed this into with my finger but it isn’t really a reference to any one painting.. it is more of a statement .. hell, make that a declaration – of my feelings about creating art and how it has helped me throughout my life.
Nothing has changed. I am in love with everything about it.
So, I give you my mantra:

Paint on regardless.
Paint on through expression & meaning. Paint on through metaphor and symbolism. Paint on through elaboration & simplicity. Paint on through caffeine & turpentine. Paint on through the early hours. Paint on through imagination & mystery. Paint on through inspiration & interpretation.
Paint on through self doubt & apprehension.

Paint on through solitude & crowded thought. Paint on through fashion & trend. Paint on through stumbling blocks & open doors. Paint on through dishonesty & distraction. Paint on through routine & boredom. Paint on through broken charcoal & broken spirit.
Just paint on.

Paint on through broken rules & pushing boundries. Paint on through textured passage & scratched thought. Paint on through form versus content. Paint on through figuration & landscape. Paint on through reality & exageration.
Paint on through infatuation & interpretation . Paint on through motivation & passion. Paint on through responsibility & deadline. Paint on through key & contrast .
Paint on, Paint on, Paint on.

Paint on through expectation & surprise. Paint on through 3AM & exhaustion . Paint on through exhilaration & dissapointment . Paint on through misunderstanding & enlightenment. Paint on through stereotype & label . Paint on through collage & memory. Paint on through spontaneity & laboured thought .
Paint on through ignorance & envy.

Paint on through music & silence. Paint on through the sound of brushwork & the smell of linseed oil . Paint on through circus, canvas & colour . Paint on through age & beauty. Paint on through influence & originality. Paint on through Modigliani & Miles.
Paint on through blank canvas & empty palette.
Paint on through exhibition & inhibition.
Just paint on.

Paint on..

Leith

Joined May 2007

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Sometimes I talk to myself.. will myself.

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