Saturday, July 27, 2013


"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint'  then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced"  ---Vincent Van Gogh

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary".  ---Pablo Picasso

"I have an idea that the only thing which makes it possible to regard this world we live in without disgust, is the beauty which now and then men create out of the chaos.  The pictures they paint, the music they compose, the books they write, and the lives they lead.  Of all these the richest in beauty is the beautiful life.  That is the perfect work of art".
---W Somerset Maugham

"Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight".  ---Orhan Pamuk

"If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint".  ---Edward Hopper

"Without atmosphere a painting is nothing".  ---Rembrandt Van Rijn

"All real works of art look as though they were done in joy".  ---Robert Henri

"All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind".
---Bob Ross

"Like the sundial, my paint box counts no hours but the sunny ones".  ---Arthur Rackham

"I say that good painters imitated nature, but the bad ones vomited it". 
---Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

"Painting reflects.  It kills you in a colorful shower of emptiness.  Flatness.  Roundness.  And  beauty.  Yes, it is the most pure beauty I have ever felt in my life".  ---Nigel Tomm

"Your mind is a canvas, your experiences are the paint colors and your actions are the brushes that show the art in you".  ---Louise Philippe Dulay

"Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity".  ---Paul Auster

"A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy.  When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people".  ---Edgar Degas

"I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams". 
---Zdzislaw Beksinski

Photo above "Bus Stop Squirrel"  by Parker Kaufman.

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