"I have discovered another astonishing thing. Whenever a small truth is revealed to me and I rush home to incorporate it in my work, I overdo it. Then I survey the works of others, and to my surprise, most have been doing it all along! They have not drawn attention to it, and up until then I have not noticed it. It seems that my capacity to understand the nuances of painting grows as I master one part of it after another. If I am not prepared for the next step, by performance of the previous ones, I seem unable to progress. And when I progress, it has to be a result of a new understanding, not an accident."
Wilson Hurley from 'An Exhibition of Oil Paintings' 1977