The best artists know what to leave out. They know how much of the support should show through as the pigment is applied, what details aren't necessary.
[L]ook at yourself right now... hoping to lose yourself your home, your certainties, the borders and boundaries of your life by means of a bundle of wood pulp, sewn and glued and stained with blobs of pigment and resin. People with Books . ... It makes me want to laugh.michael chabon