“We become painters at some deep level not out of a love of images ‐ after all, there are many ways to create those. Instead, at some point, we fall in love with the very stuff of our chosen medium. And if that happens to be oils, then our love is with the silky, dense, slippery, and intractable mud we spend our lives trying to master. We fall in love with those materials that speak to our sensibilities and souls; to being lost within the muddle of the mess of it all.”
Sarah Sands, A Palette of Textures , Just Paint, 1 February 2015
And if that happens to be pencil, then our love is with the … shape and smell of pencil sharpenings
And if that happens to be pastels, then our love is with the … sticks of pure colour
And if that happens to be watercolour, then our love is with the … paper
And if for you … share by posting a comment below. One thing I love is the squeezing of paint tubes!