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Every painting I do blends time frames. The great thing about being an artist is I can make the past join the present in some reality of the future.
To do a drawing for a painting most often means doing something very sketchy and schematic and then later making it polished.
I love painting so much that nothing else matters.
And I like the idea of change. Because I don't see why we should hang a painting on the wall and then just not think of it anymore because it's there like a piece of furniture.
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.
It wouldn't be right for me to clown around when I'm painting a president.
And all of this, all these physical aspects of painting at that time excited me very much. You could do a picture in just black and white. I mean all the things, whether you're soliciting permission or not, do give you permission.
I'm not so facile that I can accomplish or find out what I want to know or explore enough of the possibilities and a way of making a painting, say, in just one painting or two paintings.
'State' can be a word that is a noun or a verb or an adverb - it's kind of why I chose that title. It's not to confound the audience but to keep me from painting myself into a cul-de-sac in the early stages of making a record by having too high concept or having some really strict set of rules I have to adhere to.
I spend my afternoons painting and working on my Open Hearts jewelry line for Kay Jewelers. I designed an image of a heart that isn't completely closed. My mom always told me to live with an open heart - when life gets tough, you should go out and help someone else.
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.
Painting is a lie. It's the most magic of all media, the most transcendent. It makes space where there is no space.
Painting is the frozen evidence of a performance.
I began painting well before I started doing comedy. In fact, when I came out of the war in 1946, I enrolled in art school in Dayton, Ohio. I painted for three years, and then show business took hold.
Painting is much more than therapy to me its a way of life.
Writing requires a great deal of skill, just like painting does. People don't want to learn those skills.
Drawing and visual pursuits were first. Music came and found me in a way. Really, what it's about is creative problem solving, and music is a lot more an expression of that than painting is for me.
I've been painting and drawing and taking pictures as long as I've been writing music - and I've actually been drawing longer than I've been writing music.
Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis are to the American novel.
Usually when painters use photographs, they enlarge and copy them and simply make a large, boring painting of a large, boring photograph.
By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.
I enjoyed art in school. I've always done little drawings and stuff like that. I don't really know what I'm doing with the painting, but I experiment.
When I was 12 years old, I went to Natchitoches, La.; it was summer vacation with my family. We visited a plantation, Melrose. And I met an Afro-American woman who was a painter. I already had some idea of what I wanted to do in life, and one of the things that interested me was painting.
All I'm doing is painting. It's my hobby. And that's that.
As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar.
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