There is no such thing as talent. What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way.
I regret very much that I have painted a picture that requires any description.
Look at nature, work independently, and solve your own problems.
You have the sky overhead giving one light; then the reflected light from whatever reflects; then the direct light of the sun; so that, in the blending and suffusing of these several luminations, there is no such thing as a line to be seen anywhere.
When you paint, try to put down exactly what you see. Whatever else you have to offer will come out anyway.
The Sun will not rise or set without my notice and thanks.
The life that I have chosen gives me my full hours of enjoyment.
Never put more than two waves in a picture; it's fussy.
It is wonderful how much depends upon the relations of black and white A black and white, if properly balanced, suggests colour.
I prefer every time a picture composed and painted outdoors. The thing is done without your knowing it.
Artists should never look at pictures, but should stutter in a language of their own.
All is lovely outside my house and inside my house and myself.
The life that I have chosen gives me my full hours of enjoyment for the balance of my life. The sun will not rise, or set, without my notice, and thanks.
You will see, in the future I will live by my watercolors.
I will paint for money any time.
The most interesting part of my life is of no concern to the public.
What's the use? The people are too stupid. They do not understand.
Only think of my being alive with a reputation!
Oh what a friend chance can be — when it chooses.
If a man wants to be an artist, he should never look at pictures.
I thought for a change I would give up drinking, and it was a great mistake, and, although I reduced the size of my nose and improved my beauty, my stomach suffered.
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