“Most of our modern portrait painters are doomed to absolute oblivion. They never paint what they see. They paint what the public sees, and the public never sees anything.”
“Trying to decide if you love a work of art is like trying to decide if you love a person, if you have to think about it, its not love.”
“I'm an outdoor painter painting from life. All of my paintings are oil paintings. They are characterized by short brush strokes and bright light and use of complimentary colors.”
“I was a painter, perhaps, but I am not any longer a painter. I didn't paint for many, many years - but at least two or three decades.”
“You cannot paint the "Mona Lisa" by assigning one dab each to a thousand painters.”
William F. Buckley Jr.
“But painters are different, ... It's paint, paint, paint. It's a mania. But choreographers can't do that. You have to have your dancers to do it.”
“I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around.”
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