Chesnut remarks: "I hope to make something vulnerable in that I am accountable for it, putting it out there and backing it up. Painting for me is a super risky thing and sometimes it comes easily. Other times I have a hard time turning off my mind and am prone to some challenging moments in the studio where I am completely blocked creatively. If I am not in the zone and have too much chatter going on in my mind it is hard to get to that place where I am ok making mistakes. In my experience you need to make tons and tons of mistakes before making anything successful."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.