Horror Vacuui

I’m about to start a new painting. I’ve got the reference material, the canvas is prepared, I’ve got my Mogwai playlist and I’m all set. That said, this is always a daunting moment in the creative process, as you know you are about to commit yourself to weeks of toil, full of frustration and angst. My wife used to work at the Leeds College of Art and one of the tutors there decried the creative urge as a “fucking curse”, which it certainly is, but one I willingly accept.

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