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Your Artist's Brain by Carl Purcell

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This is the kind of painting I love doing, yet it is the most difficult. I cannot determine exactly what the final painting will look like, only the direction it will take. I depend on the painting to tell me what it needs as it grows. It is an exciting dance, an adrenaline rush. Of course there is the possibility of failure, but in painting you must accept a certain amount of failure as part of the growth process.

This painting is based on the forms of a Gothic cathedral. I have always been awed by the graceful arches and the wonderful stonework of this particular style of architecture. More than anything, the whole cathedral seems to be a visual symphony of rhythms. I wanted the painting to be a ...

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