20 quotes that make me want paint August 18, 2019 00:28

 Paint right now

I love the quote by Judi Dench - my favourites are numbers 1, 6 and 18. Which do you like? And what do you think of the list? And do you have any quotes you'd like to see in here? 

  1. Painting calmed the chaos that shook my soul. Niki de St. Phalle

 

  1. Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen. Pablo Picasso

 

  1. I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. Georgia O'Keefe

 

  1. Change is not indecision. Chris Ofili

  1. I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist; or I'd draw a big ram's head, really messy. I'd never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect Spiderman. Jean-Michel Basquiat

 

  1. It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting. Albert Camus

 

  1.  Painting completed my life. Frida Kahlo

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

 

  1. No matter what you’re saying, people are going to tell you that there’s no need for you to say it. There’s no need for you to paint; there’s no need for you to photograph; there’s no need for you to write music, because in some way, shape or form, you’re not going to be changing anything. That’s all a big bargain game to make sure you never overstep your mark, never go out of yourself, never breach your remit as a woman working as a creative. So persevere to make sure you never let anybody tell you that you don’t have a place in art. Sunayana Bhargava

 

  1. In painting feathers, you want to create the look of feathers, but if you try to paint all the feathers, you have nothing but disaster. John O'Neill

 

  1. Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity. Damien Hirst

 

  1. At the point where I'm trying to force something and it's not happening, and I'm getting frustrated with, say, writing a poem, I can go and pick up the brushes and start painting. At the point where the painting seems to not be going anywhere, I go and pick up the guitar. Joni Mitchell

 

  1. I'm still very sure that painting is one of the most basic human capacities, like dancing and singing, that make sense, that stay with us, as something human. Gerhard Richter

 

  1. I paint my tears, my screams, my rage and outrage into something beautiful and moving. Asya Abdrahman

 

  1. I love painting so much that nothing else matters. Yayoi Kusama

 

  1. When I go to an art gallery and stand in front of a painting, I don't want someone telling me what I should be seeing or thinking; I want to feel whatever I feel, see whatever I see, and figure out what I figure out. James Frey

 

  1. I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival of spring can't be done in one picture. David Hockney

 

  1. I've always loved painting, although I never show anyone what I've done. Mainly because I don't do it well. But it's like a form of visual diary for me. A way of fixing things in my mind. Judi Dench

 

  1. There's something really cool about taking oily coloured paste and pushing it around with these hairy sticks and making something that looks like you. That's the magic of painting. Kehinde Wiley

 

  1. When I finish a painting, it usually looks as surprising to me as to anyone else. Howard Hodgkin

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