Two of the funniest things I ever heard a painter say came from the mouth of artist David Leffel, who, by the way, set me well on my way to the “snobbery”, which I have been referring to. He said, “If you can’t paint, paint big.” He also said, in a discussion on abstract painters, “What I don’t get, is how do they know when they’re done [with a painting]?” Why am I humored be these? Why do they ring a true note? Do you agree? Do they piss you off?
I want to publish your comments in my next post which I will cut and paste from the comments page on this post. I think many readers do not bother to read the comments, which is why I will put them on the “front” page for what will certainly be a heated argument. Make ’em good.