“The long journey”

Keep trucking. Old sixties saying.
There is no retiring from painting. I am old and parts of me are worn out, hands , legs. Standard for old age. But still I paint on. Not like in my younger days when I built and stretched canvasses endlessly. The spirit is still there. I think of Matisse, and Picasso painting on. The difference is that they had assistants. de Koning when old would paint all day then leave his studio, come back in the morning and all of his brushes would be clean and if he needed a canvass they stood waiting for him. Lucky guy, but he had known hard times also. So we paint on regardless of our fortunes. I consider myself lucky to still be working and searching for the elusive truth that once in awhile lands before you, captured in paint.

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