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.