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Positive Quotes about Painting

Let these Painting quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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 an infinitely minute part of my personality.
- Salvador Dali

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

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I am never going to have anything more to do
with politics or politicians.
When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely
to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

 

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

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 is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

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

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

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

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

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

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

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
- Abraham Maslow

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

I'm just a landscape painter.
I look out the window and I see what's going on,
and I paint it.
While I'm painting it, I also write thoughts about
what I see going on out there.
- William Wiley

When I work alone, my process is like painting.
With Fleetwood Mac, it's more like movie making.
- Lindsey Buckingham

As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

I have generally found that persons who had studied
painting least were the best judges of it.
- William Hogarth

I don't like food that's too carefully arranged;
it makes me think that the chef is spending too much
time arranging and not enough time cooking.
If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.
- Andy Rooney

Painting and music were the only things I worked at
industriously and faithfully.
- Pierre Loti

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

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning
a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
- E. O. Wilson

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

American poetry, like American painting,
is always personal with an emphasis on the individuality of the poet.
- Diane Wakoski

I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant,
driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck,
and doing commercials and documentaries.
- Richard Donner

So when I'm playing, I'm sort of painting a feeling in the air.
- Pharrell Williams

But, after all, the aim of art is to create space -
space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration,
space within which the subjects of painting can live.
- Frank Stella

One does a whole painting for one peach and people
think just the opposite -
that particular peach is but a detail.
- Pablo Picasso

Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session
and instead study my Japanese books in the open.
- Gustav Klimt

I believe that the reason why I love painting so much
is that it forces one to be objective.
There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality.
- Max Beckmann

Look at any inspired painting.
It's like a gong sounding; it puts you in a state of reverberation.
- Philip Guston

Painting is much more than therapy to me its a way of life.
- Tony Curtis

I think people have to choose between living with contradictions
or painting themselves into a corner.
I have a lot of contradictions.
- Michelle Shocked

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

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

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

Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression
of the highest moral and spiritual ideas,
there music is sublimely strong.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only
consist of the representation of real and existing things.
- Gustave Courbet

You don't need a framework.
You need a painting, not a frame.
- Klaus Kinski

I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity
with the minimum of means.
It is this which has led me to give my painting a character
of even greater bareness.
- Joan Miro

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

On the floor I am more at ease.
I feel nearer, more part of the painting,
since this way I can walk around it,
work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
- Jackson Pollock

When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing.
- Jackson Pollock

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions
than anything else in the world.
- Edmond de Goncourt

Milos said, You're my first choice.
From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent.
I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm
busy painting my kitchen.
- F. Murray Abraham

Not that painting would have been a release.
The reason for doing it is the desire to create.
I've got to do it!
I've seen that, I can still remember it,
I've got to paint it.
- Otto Dix

My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription
possible of my most intimate impression of nature.
- Edward Hopper

I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting
had become obsessed with materiality,
and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall.
- Frank Stella

Painting's not important.
The important thing is keeping busy.
- Grandma Moses

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

Painting from nature is not copying the object;
it is realizing one's sensations.
- Paul Cezanne

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

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

I was not out to paint beautiful pictures;
even painting good pictures was not important to me.
I wanted only to help the truth burst forth.
- Alice Miller

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

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

I'm a secretive bastard.
I would never let anybody watch me painting...
it would be like somebody watching you have sex -
painting is that personal to me.
- Andrew Wyeth

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of
old age in dulling the human temperament,
we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry,
in painting, and in music.
- Denis Diderot

I found I have to stay painting.
- Alan Bean

I dream a lot.
I do more painting when I'm not painting.
It's in the subconscious.
- Andrew Wyeth

With a painting, you don't have to go back and paint it again.
- Joni Mitchell

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

Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original,
has never been its own goal.
- Kazimir Malevich

Every song is like a painting.
- Dick Dale

Some people like to paint trees.
I like to paint love.
I find it more meaningful than painting trees.
- Robert Indiana


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