Richard Dadd worked for nine years on a single painting...and five years on another. I think this one will take a couple more months at least..but I'm not in a hurry. It's nice to be immersed in the act of rendering..of giving form. Becoming is more exciting than being. Things that are finished are dead in a way..
The Godhead is effective in the living and not in the dead, in the becoming and the changing, not in the become and the set-fast; and therefore, similarly, the reason is concerned only to strive towards the divine through the becoming and the living, and the understanding only to make use of the become and the set-fast.