Why paint?

Today and before wonderin what motivates me to make art. Why go days on end with nothing but absorbing internet, art, tv art, etc. and then in 1 or 2 days regurgitating? Seems like days go by and no motivation to paint.
Put newest Enchantress online and no one commented.
I am an exhibitionist.
No one comments, stops by, no admiration, I wilt.
Why am I not satisfied with my art enuf to paint all the time? Ideas in books, ideas in drawers, ideas in my head. But none make it out.
A painting sits, several actually, sit undone, a bit here, a bit there, but still they sit. I have not been able to come up with an artist statement, biography, etc. I do not know. Until there is no more tv to watch, no comments to read, nothing else to do but paint. I am so bored with everything else, and then I paint one or two or fifty.
Some nights I attempt sleep, and ideas pop in my head every other minute, and I have to get them to paper, book, diary. Where they sit, and sit, and sit.
Some not attempted because I am not sufficiently skilled at a particular technique to do the idea justice.
Others sit because I am ruminating on their content, color, or that last bit of idea that finishes them, not knowing that I AM waiting.
Why DO I paint?
I try a combination of colors, and they look good, so I find an idea that they work with.
I have an idea that I think someone will see and go, WOW, I just love looking at that painting.
Is it only for gravitas?
At this point I have no political agenda.
They say what does your painting mean? I have no meaning for painting that particular one. It just looks good to me and I think someone will like looking at it too.
Am I not a serious artist because I have no reason to paint other than admiration of the painting?
Why do I paint? Form? Fashion?
If no one looks will I still paint?

Why paint?


Irving, United States

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