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Picking up from my post (White House 25-6-14) it seems evident that some paintings are the result of patient endurance, a creative stubbornness. This brings us into the tricky arena of motive. Why do we persist with some things and not others? Perhaps there does come a point when we know it's time to let something go. It is a blessed release. On other occasions we soldier on, wresting value in the struggle to make something cohere.