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Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
John Singer Sargent
Maybe I am not very human - what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
What I wish to show when I paint is the way I see things with my eyes and in my heart.
Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to.
There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see. When you've got it, you've got it. When you haven't, you begin again. All the rest is humbug.
Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.
Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.
Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
Artists need some kind of stimulating experience a lot of times, which crystallizes when you sing about it or paint it or sculpt it. You literally mold the experience the way you want. It's therapy.
I could never really imagine myself doing one thing, and I'm pretty sure that I'll end up doing four or five different things. I want to be a Renaissance woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I want to just do everything.
Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.
Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but I paint from reality. I put several things and ideas together, and perhaps, when I have finished, it could show the future.
H. R. Giger
Perfect isn't normal, nor is it interesting. I have no features without makeup. I am pale. I have blond lashes. You could just paint my face - it's like a blank canvas. It can be great for what I do.
I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true.
My sin as a painter is that I just want to paint anything I want to paint - and repaint.
I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint.
I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality, I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say in paint.
I question the political judgement of those who would have the nerve to paint Christ white with his obvious African nose, lips and wooly hair.
John Henrik Clarke
It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.
I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
In science, if you don't do it, somebody else will. Whereas in art, if Beethoven didn't compose the 'Ninth Symphony,' no one else before or after is going to compose the 'Ninth Symphony' that he composed; no one else is going to paint 'Starry Night' by van Gogh.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
There's nothing hippie about my picture of Christ. The Gospels paint a picture of a very demanding, sometimes divisive love, but love it is.
The way money goes so fast these days, they should paint racing stripes on it.
I believe that the great painters with their intellect as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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