Movement, especially individuals who are caught up in an activity such as painting a mural or ceiling, skateboarding, playing an instrument, etc.
Color and colored light in the world, as well as color on my palette. I love mixing paint and exploring pigments and limited palettes.
Quotes, which I collect in the hope of acquiring wisdom and motivation. One of my favorites is from Peter Steinhart's The Undressed Art: Why We Draw: "Drawing the figure is a kind of exploration, a search for our own nature, our origins, our souls."
Daily painting blogs, to which artists post one work a day. I have subscribed to a number of these, which show up in my e-mail almost daily.
Children and dogs, who are spontaneous, open, playful and un-self-conscious -- these are all qualities which I would like to cultivate in my own life.