I have always felt that you can learn *so much* from watching people create their art. There is nothing I’d like to do more than travel the country and just sit in peoples studios and watch them work. I just know I would be a better artist as a result!

Thank goodness for youtube and time lapse video. Here we get to peek in on Mark Ryden at work, creating a large and luscious painting from his 2010 series The Gay 90’S: Old Tyme Art Show.

I don’t know about you, but seeing masters at work like this makes painting seem achievable. I can’t wait to reach that level of ability.