I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you.
The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Painting should educate and enrich. Modern painting merely offers a split-second emotion: You see it, you have an instant reaction and move on. Instead, real painting can be looked at over and over again and each time it has something new.
The painter needs all the talent of the poet, plus hand-eye coordination.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
One never paints violently enough.
Painters who are not colorists produce illumination, not painting.
I have told myself a hundred times that painting - that is, the material thing called a painting - is no more than a pretext, the bridge between the mind of the painter and the mind of the spectator.
I was totally absorbed. I was in another world, or another dimension; all sense of time evaporated.
Painting is... a richer language than words... Painting operates through signs which are not abstract and incorporeal like words. The signs of painting are much closer to the objects themselves.
The aim of the painting is that the eye should find out what it likes.
To be a painter now is to be part of a very small, endangered species.
The paintings have only ever been ways of exploring architecture. I don't see them as art.
Painting is very interesting.
There is an aesthetic excitement about painting which is one of the most beautiful experiences that can be. Put things down while you feel that joy.
Only my current situation has enabled me to accomplish the expensive task of demonstrating that the preferred sustenance of painting is painting.
People think you can get out your canvas and paint any time you have a free moment. You can't. Commercial art and painting are entirely different. Painting takes a different mental approach. You have to get the right attitude, the right mood.
When you are painting a landscape, assume the painting is real and the landscape is an illusion.
When making a painting, only one thing counts: what you do next.
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