The Same Thing x Number of Times?


“I am always saying to myself: that’s not right yet. You can do better, it’s rare when I
can prevent myself from taking a thing up again… x number of times, the same thing.
Sometimes, it becomes an absolute obsession. But for that matter, why would anyone
work, if not for that? To express the same thing, but express it better. It’s always
necessary to seek for perfection. Obviously for us this word no longer has the same meaning. To me, it means: From one canvas to the next, always go further, further…” Pablo Picasso




5 thoughts on “The Same Thing x Number of Times?

  1. That’s something I’ve always tried to do. I like to work on a subject more than once, or perhaps like with my flowers (different ones), but lately, I have just wanted to become better at drawing from life which is much more challenging for me than from photographs.


    • Yes Patsy, drawing is the basis of everything in art. I liken it to the scales in music. I have been out of action for a week or two because I have had a major assignment due at university. Also, a lot of babysitting for family which has been lovely. I am back ready to go again now! Thanks for your interesting comments! 🙂


      • You’re welcome, Christine! I look forward to seeing your future posts. I am starting a new painting today! More ocean stuff. It is of a photo my husband took many, many years ago of waves crashing against some rocks. 🙂


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