‘artists working from inner necessity’, I like that very much, congratulations, Rick, on a great new blog, I will be following you avidly, thank you
“I believed I would never be able to paint because I didn’t paint like the others. Then I saw the Goyas at Lille. That was when I understood that painting could be a language; I thought then that I could become a painter.” – Henri Matisse
HERE WE HAVE ONE OF the world’s great painters confessing that, at one point in his life, he believed he would never be able to paint. Closing my book, I turn to you and ask: What about the two of us? Have we ever felt this same sense of doubt and despair? Not because we are having trouble with our painting, but because we don’t paint like the others?
It’s not difficult to understand what Matisse meant when he said he didn’t “paint…
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