“Accept that some paintings will be rehearsals for new brush techniques, palettes, or subject matter that build your skills and experience
“… there are three qualities you need to develop as a painter: patience, persistence, and passion.
“Since painting is a complex process, you need to be patient with yourself as you learn to master the craft. Your persistence is important, in order to move past your failures and frustrations. And finally, it is your passion…that propels you forward.”
Suzanne Brooker, “The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting”, page 195