I have watched this video so many times over the years, and it never ceases to amaze me.
The spontaneity and freedom as a joyous process is so apparent, as well as the the process of having learned to pare down to the essential. The seemingly effortlessness and simplicity with which the artist creates the piece brings up in my mind the essence of Taoism or “going with the flow.” (Well, I think it takes a lot of work for most people to get to this point.)
Three other things come to mind: 1) How do we perceive? (Blanchard is painting a large canvass where he cannot see the whole picture), 2) the process of creating and being, and 3) I bet this keeps the “old” man healthy in mind, body and spirit.