This is my fourth painting of this same barn, you know. And I'm still intimidated as I begin to paint it. I want to be true to its beauty and yet I don't care much for realism. I don't think that we can capture the beauty of a sunset or a face, a place or a thing quite the way that its Creator did. But I do believe that we can capture an essence, an emotion, a... pardon my hokey use of French... je ne said quoi about it.