NOVEMBER 18 2017

It takes every single instant of my attention to try and express the beauty I see and feel in the world.  This world's presence is amazing.  To try and paint it in the first place is kind of ludicrous.  A cloud is already perfectly itself.  Why am I painting it?  Their beauty and presence inspire me... the fact that they float through the sky in the first place is mind-blowingly amazing.  And the challenge of actually doing justice to a cloud in a painting takes every single bit of my mind and ability because I am so amazed by them.  It takes a calm mind protected by privacy.