paint a picture

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Verb1.paint a picture - call to mind; "this remark evoked sadness"
evince, express, show - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
reek, smack, smell - have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism"
incriminate, inculpate, imply - suggest that someone is guilty
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Am I going to paint a picture at all?" They were employed to do something and told what to do.
You're making a moral decision when you say, "These are my feelings, and I'm giving them to you; maybe you don't want them." I don't think you can lightly paint a picture and say, "Oh, maybe I'll do one of these or one of those." It's an activity I take very seriously.
I don't forget this when I paint a picture. Political or Conceptual artists tend to think they're different, but why shouldn't I make the same demand of them--that no illusions cloud the issue?
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