First, there is the conceptual design. The spark of a thought which ignites the creative brain! The furious sketching before the fleeting idea disappears into a poof of ordinariness.
Then, the painstaking laborious attention to detail. The vision explodes onto the canvas. Days go by without food or water or basic hygiene. The painting! Only the painting!
Clean up time... Whose nasty sink is this?
Then, the agonizing wait for customers. "Somebody? Anybody! All this work, my heart is in each painting, and yet, must I starve?"
A customer! A fine patron of the Arts! "Look, lovely lady! Such grace, such power, so peaceful..."
"So much more in your price range? Art is for everyone!"
And after the sale, the Artiste has money for more art supplies! Easy come, easy go!