"What makes you go, 'WoW!' Paint that. What nearly makes you weep because of its intense beauty or sadness? Paint that. What would show up in your fantasy if you walked right through a mysterious doorway? Paint that, then paint it again. Painting is more than just making pleasant pictures. It is participating in the wish to share visually all our most intense feelings. Strong feelings or passion toward a subject cannot and should not be hidden as we paint."
-- Jane R. Hofstetter, NWS, from her book, 7 Keys to Great Painting.