Work in Progress
Then I came across a quote by Paul Cezanne that made me realize that I need to just paint.
"Right now a moment of time is fleeting by! Capture its reality in paint. We must become that moment, make ourselves a sensitive recording plate, give the image of what we actually see, forgetting everything that has been seen before our time."
Although I may not be painting my world as it passes by, my inner world can be painted into what I do. It will all come out in the painting whether I want it to or not. Indeed, I can look back at some of my work from previous years and remember what I was doing in my life and how I felt during those times. My worries and problems became clearer as I painted and sometimes resolved. I realized that ideas for paintings and for life flow into me as the paint flows across the paper.
So I picked up my brush and started to paint. I must admit the painting is slow and isn't a mad dash onto paper but so are my thoughts. I am in no rush to finish this painting. I am just enjoying the process of painting in the moment and ruminating about the issues at hand.