“The times when I get into the most trouble painting is when I think I can capture that quality of the moment, and of course this is impossible. It doesn’t work that way. It captures you, not the other way around. It’s the ego that tries to own what is happening on the canvas when things are working well or torture you mentally when they are not. The ego is the one that creates ‘problems’ where, a minute before, there were just painting situations that were being addressed. Dealing with my ego is like dealing with a difficult cranky relative that you love and is part of your family but that just needs a friend. So, I just agree with it, and it quiets right down, and my attention is free again.”

Elizabeth Locke