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I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Vincent Van Gogh
You can be creative in anything - in math, science, engineering, philosophy - as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance.
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.
No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors - it's how you combine them that sets you apart.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
The reason I play music is to touch people - for selfish reasons, as well. It feels good to make someone else feel something, whether it's a kiss, a painting, good idea or it's a song.
Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
After tea it's back to painting - a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm. From time to time instead of this evening painting session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages, but not very often.
Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained.
Maurice de Vlaminck
My painting is visible images which conceal nothing... they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
If commercialization is putting my art on a shirt so that a kid who can't afford a $30,000 painting can buy one, then I'm all for it.
Through a painting we can see the whole world.
Photography, painting or poetry - those are just extensions of me, how I perceive things; they are my way of communicating.
Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone - it's possible. But creatively, it's more like painting: you can't just use the same colours in every painting. It's just not an option. You can't take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.
Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting.
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.
I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
Painting is by nature a luminous language.
Every viewer is going to get a different thing. That's the thing about painting, photography, cinema.
Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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