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When I was a child, I used to paint intently. The older I become, and the closer death approaches, the brighter my life gets day by day.
I want paint to work as flesh.
I don't know what my label is. I just think of myself as a plain forward. I like to think I have some finesse to my game, but inside the paint is where men are made. If you can't play there, you should be home with your mama.
I maintain that if you're a novelist and you go into an art museum, you'll come out a better novelist. And if you paint a picture for an hour you're a better actor at the end of it.
I've always had a certain fascination. It's basically paint what you know, and this is what I grew up with.
Painters aren't expected to paint bleak pictures, are they?
Alexander McCall Smith
What distinguishes a great mnemonist, I learned, is the ability to create lavish images on the fly, to paint in the mind a scene so unlike any other it cannot be forgotten. And to do it quickly. Many competitive mnemonists argue that their skills are less a feat of memory than of creativity.
Even though I know who I am, musically I'm a blank canvas. I know what colors I want to use, but I don't know what picture I want to paint yet.
But I'm the only one who can paint the moon, because I'm the only one who knows whether that's right or not.
I did not use paint, I made myself up morally.
When I paint, some things come out, and I don't know. Maybe it's because I have such talent as a painter.
You don't have to paint your walls lime green just to try to have your home feel decorated. If you're a classic dresser or preppy dresser or a modern dresser, you wear a lot of black - whatever it is - your home should reflect that as well.
Nudes are the greatest to paint. Everything you can find in a landscape or a still life or anything else is there: darkness and light, character dimension, texture. I painted heads too, of course.
My web site is so fresh. The paint is still wet, but stay tuned, because I have lots of personal things, specifically about what is happening day-to-day, that I will keep updating daily.
I don't like acrylic because you can't get the density of color. And with each coat of oil paint, the surface gets better and richer.
'Tis human actions paint the chart of time.
I've always been drawn to artists who paint for the everyday person. I love the American illustrators.
The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent, like the ability to play chess, paint pictures, do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets.
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.
Well, I am not interested in the kind of expression that you have when you paint a painting with brush strokes. It's all right, but it's already done and I want to do something new.
I don't think you can lightly paint a picture. It's an activity I take very seriously.
You don't paint pictures to put them in your attic. You want people to look at them.
Neurologically, I'm a quadriplegic, so virtually everything about my work has been driven by my learning disabilities, which are quite severe, and my lack of facial recognition, which I'm sure is what drove me to paint portraits in the first place.
Clive Barker is just genius, and he's incredibly gifted in so many different ways. He can write and direct and paint and do all these different things, and he can do them all extremely well.
I paint very messy. I throw paint around. So when I let myself do the same sort of thing with my writing, and I would just write and write and write and revise, that's when I found my rhythm in writing.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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