Here's a description (thanks Leslie) of a class in Florence that says something important about understanding an art work. If it were easy to solve we could just walk away and look at the next painting. I want to know why a painting draws me and keeps me interested. The best example is the work of Joan Mitchell. Each encounter leads to revealing more.
Here is a recent Robert Genn newsletter that says something about how we're hard wired to solve puzzles.
I want to paint the painting that draws us back time and time again. Not a simple chore but a good goal to work toward.