Beautiful photograph. I love the low key style and the negative space portrays the void and confusion you are contemplating wonderfully. Also, the way the brush is being held and bent against your body is a genius touch. It foreshadows what the brush will soon look like against your canvas.
Creativity is hard isnt it? You are compelled to do this painting, to create something that has never existed in the world before, and it keeps you awake. It makes you crazy, even though you are under no obligation to do it. You suffer fear, stress, self doubt and a host of other things to create, to bring beauty into this world.
I would like to say thanks, I appreciate it Doctor Lesac