His choice that I agreed with to paint.
Atop a walk board slung between two ladders, having applied two coats of white and and seeing that a third coat will be required while thinking I now understand how a canvas painted only white can be considered art.
Now days that trope is cliche but at the time it held currency in the art world.
I can just imagine at the time that monochrome painting offered an examination of values changing across a surface, the expressivity of texture and nuance.
Here I am lost in the painting of a wall.