I found this on Danny Gregory's blog - very cool song about painting!
....and he had this great quote by Phil Ochs, so I thought I'd borrow the whole darn thing!
"It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles. The reward is the act of struggle itself, not what you win. Even though you can't expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make the attempt. That's morality, that's religion, that's art, that's life."
-- P. Ochs