Lately, I have been reading The Modern Element: Essays on Contemporary Poetry by Adam Kirsch. In one essay, Kirsch describes "artistic talent" as "not a privilege but a responsibility". I don't know why, but this hit me because I don't think artists often think of what they do as a responsibility. As in don't waste our time, or make junk, or think about you are doing. Only adds to the challenge.
I did update the previous post: a view of Spring Street, since I 'revised' the painting.