The potential for art is everywhere. It's limitless. Everywhere the light falls, there is also shadow and color, shape and texture and volume. All day long I catch glimpses of things I want to paint, moments I want to preserve. The smell of the pear and the shine of the knife as I slice it become a single sensation. If I evoke the shine of the knife, will the viewer smell the pear?
And how do I choose which glimpse to record this time? Have I painted the play of light and color on glass enough times already? Perhaps I should be regarding faces, or city streets. Or should I try to get sensations onto the canvas without any images at all to make them speak?
Sometimes there is so much richness that it's hard to paint at all.