MORE ARTIST QUOTATIONS

I have a gang of these – thanks to all who sent quotations I didn’t have.  Here are some more:

“You’re not a reporter but an artist. A painting is a statement of the heart.” Ann Pember

“I don’t want it true; instead, I want a beautiful lie!” Edgar Whitney

“The need to be a great artist makes it hard to be an artist.” Unknown

“In creating, the only hard thing is to begin.” James Russell Lowell

“If you are afraid of making a crazy mistake, then you’ll never get any bright ideas either.” Unknown

“A creative act is not necessarily something that has never been done; it is something YOU have never done.” Unknown

“Action is the fundamental key to all success.” Pablo Picasso

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show.”  Andrew Wyeth

“You use the arts to see your soul.” George Bernard Shaw

“A picture is nothing but a bridge between the soul of the artist and that of the spectator.” Eugene Delacroix

“To work with nature as a poet is the necessary condition of a perfect artist.”  Thomas Cole

“…it is the soul, not the eye, that sees.”  John Ruskin

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”  Aristotle

Which is your favorite?

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About pastelanne

I am a professional artist and art teacher, receiving my formal art education at the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of Arkansas. I taught high school art and humanities, earned a doctorate in secondary education, and with my husband, reared eight children! Even after retirement in 1993, I have continued to teach children, teenagers, and adults as well as studying under well known teachers. My media are pen and ink, watermedia, pastel, and colored pencil. Because of all my experiences and guidance from my teachers and mentors, I have a lot of suggestions, tips, and techniques to share with others. This then is the reason for my blog: to pass on some of this knowledge to other artists and to 'wanna be" artists. I intend to post at least three times a week. The first group will be compositional ideas, the second group will be sketchbook ideas, and the third group will be some tips and techniques in particular media. I sincerely hope you will find some good advice in some of these posts!

Posted on January 12, 2015, in ADVICE TO ARTISTS, CREATIVITY, IDEAS, PAINTING LANDSCAPES, QUOTATIONS ABOUT ART and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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