A painter once said to me

A painter once said to me

I asked a seasoned painter a question one time.

"How do you keep your oil paints wet when you aren't painting?"

He said,

"You don't. You paint everyday. There is no paint to keep."


That was a lesson for me to learn.

An amature painter stops and comes back when she feels like it.

A professional painter paints as if it was her flesh and bone on fire.


I decide that I am the latter.

So I paint in oil paints. Oil is the fuel to keep my fire going.

Painting is the passion burning in my flesh and bone.


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