A Painting used for illustration.

Can you paint?

If I tell you to paint love, you might draw the love symbol. Maybe you will paint a flower. Perhaps a clean blue sky on which the clouds are floating like a sea otter over the water. Calm, composed & relaxed.

But, what if I told you to paint misery? Hate? Likely the symbols are rare. Probably you will think of dark colors. But ask yourself genuinely, Can you paint?

Like you had the visions for a happy painting. Like you had eyes for the colors of joy. It’s indeed difficult to imagine colors in an aspect of pain & despair. You might imagine something highly alike, you know, matching the tones. But can you portray it?

I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Because I believe only an artist can paint misery.

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