"Where do you get your ideas from?" That question again. It's not really a mystery. I keep my eyes open and look at everything. And every day – and sometimes every hour of every day – I find glimmers of inspiration in the commonplace, the mundane, the readily apparent. I carry a small digital camera everywhere. I take lots of photographs. Most of them are mere reference images, of no particular technical or artistic merit. But they're often more valuable to me than any painting I create. They document my ongoing process of not only learning to see but learning to use what I see.