One day Edgar Payne was painting outdoors, far from any sign of habitation. He was surprised to find a man behind him, watching.
Then the man said, “ Why that’s nuthin but puttin’ on daubs!”
A little later the man shook his head and said, “But you sure gotta know where to put them daubs!” and walked away.
Recollection by Evelyn Payne Hatcher in an addendum to Composition of Outdoor Painting by Edgar A. Payne.