“In our time, artists are inclined to believe that art is like honey, the product of their own subconsciouses, their own minds, and I do not.
“I see myself as a well-working lens, a perceiver of something that exists independently of me: don’t look at me, look at what I’ve found.”Hedda Sterne, abstract expressionist, interview by Anney Bonney, BOMB Magazine 1 April 1992
Play a game with yourself . Next time you’ve been sitting somewhere for a while, make a note of something you’ve noticed about where you are. Writing it down in an on-going list, whether it’s a repeat location or new. See if there’s a trend to what catches your eye. Maybe that’s what you ought to be painting.