I do have an extreme desire to spend a great deal of my time making paintings, thinking about paintings, staring at paintings and dreaming about paintings. When I relate to a routine to my work day in the studio, I find that … It is an exhausting day, both physically and mentally. People often comment “at least you’re doing something relaxing”. Relaxing? That is hilarious. It’s anything but relaxing! It can be as relaxing as being in labor. That said, the “birth” of a painting is a thrill and a joy.