Artist friend Frank Bettendorf is always sharing amusing and inspiring bits he finds on the internet with me. He found the above short interview with Wayne Thiebaud (click here if the embeded version doesn't work).
Thiebaud has long been a favorite painter of mine, and not just because he paints a lot of cake! He is a master of rich, shimmering color and seductive and compelling texture in his oil paints. His paintings vibrate with life, but are simplified to the essentials. In the above short interview (about 9 minutes) the 88-year-old Thiebaud shares thoughts on his work ethic as a painter and capturing the "life of light" in his paintings. You really need to watch this video. (Part of the fun is that you will see him at work and you'll see his sketches up on a drawing board adjacent to his painting.)
You'll also want to view an earlier interview with him (when he was 81 years old) where he talks about having a sense of humor. (I found this one for you to look at Frank!)
Both will inspire you to work harder, to think about your painting, and as Thiebaud says, "live on hope, the next picture."
So get busy!