The OH sent me a link to the BBC News site of them marking the death of artist Sir Howard Hodgkin. I had never heard of Sir Howard, sadly, but in the article it was touched upon how he grappled with painting and that he never found it an enjoyable experience.
“People have often said to me, ‘aren’t you lucky to be able to do this for a living’ and I say no, thank you, I’m not lucky,” he told the BBC in 2014.
“I may be lucky with the result but to go through the horrors of painting pictures is not something I ever look forward to.”
You can read the full article on Sir Howard HERE (I may just be taking a visit to the NPG to see his work.)