I am pretty sure by “pictures” Winslow Homer meant “photos.” We all know some artists who only paint by photos. It is as if they are afraid of not capturing a scene perfectly and precisely. Perhaps at one time or another, these artists were humiliated, ridiculed, and shamed when they attempted to paint anything. More times than not, their habitual bullies never possessing any sense of art in any capacity used taunting as dastardly power plays over the victims. Believe me when I say that I too have met this type of bully.