I Spent 4 hours last night painting text...and my wrist is killing me right now. I recently ordered a bunch of dual-language books so I don't have to scour the internet for content so much anymore. I'm really enjoying using the text behind the figure, it gives the pieces a balance that I haven't been able to give them any other way, and adds depth too boot. Now I have Dante's Inferno in the original Italian, a bunch of classic Latin stories from forever ago, and even a book in Russian. The fact that I can't read any of these languages adds just the right amount of distraction from the main figure in my paintings...probably something that wouldn't quite work with english.