I found this TED talk by Tracy Chevalier amazing. I have never built a story around a painting but am anxious to go to a museum and give it a try. I have gotten several story ideas from looking at the people in the other cars on the highway though. I like to speculate where they are going, where they have been, and what is going on in their lives. In my mind, a lot of people are transporting bodies in their trunks, rather than groceries.