I leave with you words of wisdom from Corot's sketchbook:
“While I’m seeking conscientious imitation, I do not for one minute lose the emotion that overtook me. Reality is part of art; emotion completes it. If we were really touched, the sincerity of emotion will pass unto others.”
Another nugget of gold from one of Corot's pocket sketchbooks:“One would be wrong to get discouraged after two or three mediocre studies. It is the preparation of the good one that profits, without us noticing so, from this seemingly sterile work.”
And just one more:
“In the artistic career, one needs conscience, self-confidence and perseverance. Thus armed, the two most important things in my eyes are the strict study of drawing and that of color values. "