Each painting has its own way of evolving...When the painting is finished, the subject reaveals itself
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures
Beecher, Henry Ward
Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett
In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
My paintings are not intended to alter the history of twentieth-century art or change the political climate of our times. I'm simply a story-teller.
Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
In painting, as in the other arts, there's not a single process, no matter how insignificant, which can be reasonably made into a formula. You come to nature with your theories, and she knocks them all flat
Renoir, Pierre Auguste
Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings
A painter should not paint what he sees but what should be seen.
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