It needs to become a state of being for me
I would like to paint as an ascetic would, fully immersing myself and enjoying every stage of the prctice.
Piet Mondrian searched for simplication; similarly I am searching for an empty mind. When I started oil painting, taking the brush in my hand and across the canvas became "meditation." for healing my mind. This would allow me to contemplate the deep thoughts that evoke various emotions, eventually transferring them into my art to help them become more empty, or distant, than before. In order to achieve this, I must always practice painting just as fish are always awake. It needs to become a state of being for me.
The waterlily, needs a tranquil place to grow and bloom.