Sometimes in painting, a stroke is just a stroke. Other times, what appears as a stroke is but the absence of a stroke. What appears to be a line is but an area where the brush did not pass. Sometimes we look at a painters painting and notice that a particular stroke of the brush appears to be almost inhuman, almost impossible. Sometimes things are easier than they look. Sometimes much harder. I am just saying that painting is one of few areas where you can do nothing and have it look like something. One of the few places, along with music, where silence is no less valuable that sound. One of the rare places where what you do is worth as much as what you don't.