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I use about 20 different colours to retain the luminance in my work. ...
by John Dyer

I use about 20 different colours to retain the luminance in my work.
- John Dyer

The lifestyle that an artist can have,
the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines,
was a very attractive one.
- John Dyer

I apply paint directly from the tube and with my fingers.
- John Dyer

I realised that if I did what I wanted to do,
it would work.
- John Dyer

 

In some parts of the world there is very little tidal movement.
- John Dyer

I have improved the way in which I paint.
The colours are cleaner and there is more energy in the brush work.
- John Dyer

I paint what I see, not what a camera would see.
- John Dyer

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I used to own a dingy and can still sail one if pushed,
but I like the pleasure boats.
- John Dyer

The paintings by Van Gough and Chagall had a big influence on me.
- John Dyer

It's a terrible thing wishing that it can be someone else's tragedy.
- John Dyer

Digital media has destroyed much of the magic and mystery of the medium.
- John Dyer

During the winter when the weather is too poor to work outside,
I do use drawings and photographs, but I change my
work so it is not just a time and place study.
- John Dyer

I use a wide selection of colours.
It is impossible to produce work like mine using only
the primary colours as they only mix a certain range of colour.
- John Dyer

I was told I was talented when I applied to Falmouth
School of Art and that I should consider skipping the
course and proceeding directly to degree level.
- John Dyer

Painting is really good fun, I have always enjoyed it.
As long as I paint what I want with the freedom that I enjoy,
I never tire.
- John Dyer

I have lived in Cornwall from the age of 4,
so I have always been aware of the artistic heritage that the county has.
I feel very proud to be able to connect to this.
- John Dyer

And he that will this health deny, down among the dead men let him lie.
- John Dyer

The majority of my work is from life.
I spend most fine days from May to October painting outside.
- John Dyer

My great love is my home county of Cornwall,
I love to sit and watch people enjoying themselves
on the beaches and in the harbour towns of Cornwall.
- John Dyer

I still take photographs for my own use,
personal studies.
I do not feel that I can fully express my views through
the medium and this is why I have moved towards painting.
- John Dyer

While I was at college studying design I decided to paint.
I was also greatly inspired by the colours that I had
seen on my travels in the Brazilian Rain forest.
- John Dyer

I decided to become a painter when my first four paintings
where all published and attracted a great deal of interest.
I exhibited one of them and it was sold.
- John Dyer

I want to paint big, bright, optimistic pictures of the place I love.
- John Dyer

My optimism for life carried through my work.
- John Dyer

On my return to Cornwall I discovered that I was living in a tropical paradise.
For now I am content to explore my own home and our
nearest neighbour France.
- John Dyer

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life.
My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early
age I have spent time painting and drawing.
- John Dyer

The most amazing thing to me about the sea is the tide.
A harbour like St.
Ives is totally transformed in a very short space of
time by the arrival or departure of the sea.
- John Dyer

I studied for my degree in London and consequently
ended up spending five years away from Cornwall.
I deliberately moved away from the coast to experience a different way of life.
- John Dyer

I really enjoy squeezing out a big lump of paint directly
onto the canvas and leaving it;
fresh,
immediate and sometimes shocking.
- John Dyer

St Michaels Mount is a favourite place of mine;
people will walk across to the Mount all day and assume
they will be able to walk home.
The spectacle of hundreds of people realising that
the path they walked over on is disappearing under
several feet of water is very amusing.
- John Dyer

My father is a well known artist, Ted Dyer,
who has been painting for many years.
Our work is very different, but growing up surrounded by paintings,
paints, easels and art books does have an effect.
- John Dyer

I love the sea's sounds and the way it reflects the sky.
The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable.
This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand,
surprises me every time.
- John Dyer

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
- John F. Kennedy

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must use time creatively.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

The means we use must be as pure
as the ends we seek.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't fight forces, use them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

INTENT:
We hold the power to make things happen
through our intent -
to the extent that we use our intention
with compassion and without ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Yesterday is like a dung heap;
you can complain about the smell,
or you can use it to fertilize tomorrow's garden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In all my ways of seeing - may I use new glasses,
a telescope and a microscope.
And may I always allow myself to see a circumstance
through the tender hearts of my friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

Stop! Breathe deeply.
Begin bringing peace to the outer world
by regaining your own inner peace.
Choose love, choose gratitude,
choose forgiveness, choose peace.
Begin with your own inner peace.
Then use that inner peace
as a platform from which
to approach the outer world
with perspective, understanding, and patience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All the energy of the universe is mine
to use as spirit directs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Understand that the right to
choose your own path
is a sacred privilege.
Use it.
Dwell in possibility.
- Oprah Winfrey

There is a power for good in the universe
greater than you are and you can use it.
- Ernest Holmes

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Do not use a hatchet to remove
a fly from your friend's forehead.
- Chinese Proverb


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