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Renee O`Connor Quotes and Sayings

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Painting is a hobby for me.
- Renee O'Connor

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Painting is easy when you don't know how,
but very difficult when you do.
- Edgar Degas

 

A good painting to me has always been like a friend.
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
- Hedy Lamarr

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
- Salvador Dali

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

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem,
with each painting being a single stanza.
- Robert Indiana

My painting does not come from the easel.
- Jackson Pollock

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned
about so-called avant-garde music.
Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting
were well known at this time.
- Henry Flynt

I felt I was painting with a Popsicle.
- Robert Merrill

Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language.
I don't know what to say about what I paint,
really.
- Balthus

90% of every art form is garbage - dance and stand-up,
painting and music.
Focus on the 10% that's good, suck it up,
and drive on.
- Patton Oswalt

I mean, certainly writing, painting,
photography,
dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every
art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.
- Sydney Pollack

I was influenced by surrealist poetry and painting
as were thousands of other people,
and it seems to me to have become a part of the way I write,
but it's not.
- Kenneth Koch

The dog, the rabbit and the hoop all feature in the painting,
and take the place of the orrery.
- Kit Williams

The crucial discovery was made that,
in order to become painting,
the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
- Andre Malraux

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
- Vincent Van Gogh

It is this research into pure painting that is the
problem at the present moment.
I do not know any painters in Paris who are really
searching for this ideal world.
- Robert Delaunay

The paintings may communicate even better because people
are lazy and they can look at a painting with less
effort than they can read a poem.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

A painting means as much to you as a string of pearls to an ape.
- Paul Scofield

Every painting I do is related to the last one:
it may be a continuation of a previous painting or
it may be a reaction against it.
- William Scott

I tried painting for a short time and realized that
I was not a child prodigy at painting.
- Kim Weston

Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely
with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great.
- Edward Hopper

Oil-painting is a developed technique.
Why go backwards?
- Edvard Munch

Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis
are to the American novel.
- Robert Hughes

I liked sculpting better than painting.
You have more freedom in sculpting.
- Anthony Quinn

The final test of a painting, theirs,
mine, any other, is: does the painter's emotions come across?
- Franz Kline

Ah, lives of men!
When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture;
when misfortune comes -
A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
- Aeschylus

And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting,
I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles
to all youngsters eager for art.
- Albrecht Durer

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
- Pablo Picasso

And I think a painting has such a limited life anyway.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse,
a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat
surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.
- Maurice Denis

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting,
two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
- Lord Byron

This kind of painting with its large frames is a bourgeois drawing-room art.
It is an art dealer's art-and that came in after the
civil wars following the French Revolution.
- Edvard Munch

The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice.
The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find -
the goal is always to make more nuance and colors.
- Cecilia Bartoli

A painting is like a man.
If you can live without it, then there isn't much point in having it.
- Lila Acheson Wallace

I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already,
so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting.
- Max Beckmann

Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions
to the order of the possible.
- Balthus

If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens.
- Grandma Moses

You cannot possibly invent painting all by yourself.
- Pierre Bonnard

It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect,
that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite,
but so small you really could not appreciate it.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does,
or music.
If you are born knowing them, fine.
If not, learn them.
Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
- Truman Capote

When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting,
what will suit me and what won't.
- Lucian Freud

Coming out of college with a degree in fine arts and
painting isn't worth much any more.
- Dan Fogelberg

Sunlight is painting.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

There was a whole language that I could never make
function for myself in relationship to painting and
that was attitudes like tortured,
struggle, pain.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I don't know if it was the whole audience getting stoned
out of their minds getting ready for the Floyd thing or what it was,
but it was like playing to a painting.
- Les Claypool

I have sworn to die painting.
- Paul Cezanne

Does any art have a practical value? People love to
talk about how expensive a painting is.
That's the only way we can talk about paintings in this century.
- John Guare

I don't believe in making pencil sketches and then
painting landscape in your studio.
You must be right under the sky.
- William Merritt Chase

I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions.
Finally one lady friend asked the right question,
'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money.
- Andy Warhol

There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.
- Mark Rothko

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form,
with a limited audience, I recognized film as this
extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people.
- Kathryn Bigelow

I sometimes use a lot of light greens and greys when
I feel there is sadness in the painting.
- Robert Ryan

I don't understand it.
Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but
he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting.
- Jackie Kennedy

So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting -
and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear!
- Nigel Dennis

I am a great lover of art, in many forms:
paintings,
objets, textiles.
I don't have the talent for painting,
but I have a very good sense of colour,
a love of visual beauty.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Language is much closer to film than painting is.
- Sergei Eisenstein

No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in
his head before painting it,
and is sure of his method and composition.
- Claude Monet

I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
- Paul Cezanne

Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.
- Giotto di Bondone

Painting directly from nature is difficult as things do not remain the same;
the camera helps to retain the picture in your mind.
- Theodore Robinson

Well, I've been painting for years.
I just started doing a lot more in the last couple.
- Robyn Hitchcock


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