Imagination, planning and executing a work

« Now it is only by labour that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labour can be made happy, and the two cannot be separated… » John Ruskin

I find they go hand in hand as well. Imagining and planning are part of the beginning steps in my paintings and continue as my works progress. I begin with a plan, and sometimes the work can take me in unexpected directions. But, without thought, the work does not get resolved. And, without action, ideas fester and often fade away in the oubliette section of my sketchbooks….And so, thoughtful labour does bring about a feeling of fulfillment, and a certain degree of happiness in my abstract paintings and in other art forms I practice.