Quotable Mondays: be motivated by Monet

When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you - a tree, a house, a field, or whatever.  Merely think, here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives your own naive impression of the scene before you.

Claude Monet, as quoted by Lilla Cabot Perry, c. 1889