Do not let it look as if you reasoned too much. Painting must be impulsive to be worth while.
Do studies, not pictures. Know when you are licked - start another. Be alive, stop when your interest is lost.
It is so much better to make a big thing out of a little subject than to make a little thing out of a big one.
Anything under the sun is beautiful if you have the vision it is the seeing of the thing that makes it so.
A sketch has charm because of its truth - not because it is unfinished.
Swing a bigger brush - you don't know what you're missing.
If you look into the past of the successful painter you will find square miles of canvas behind him.
Put off finish as it takes a lifetime - wait until later to try to finish things - make a lot of starts.
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.
To see things simply is the hardest thing in the world.
By having the big lines of the composition going out of the canvas, your imagination can wander beyond the edge. It will make it seem part of a large composition.
Study continuously, developing yourself into a better person, more sensitive to things in nature. Spend years in getting ready.
Each day has its own individuality of color.
If you are not going to get a thrill, how can you give someone else one? You must feel the beauty of the thing before you start.
The mechanics of putting one spot of color next to another, that is the fundamental thing.
Put variety in white.
We must all teach ourselves to be fine, to be poets.
The successful painter is continually painting still life.
Paint what you see, not what you know.
Try to do ugly things so that you make them beautiful... The more delicate the thing is in nature the more one must look for the solemn note. Color in nature is never pretty, it's beautiful.
Painting is just like making an after-dinner speech. If you want to be remembered, say one thing and stop.
Realize the value of putting down your first impression quickly.
See what you can do with your daring with color and your ignorance mixed with it.
Have as much fun as you can and don't feel that the edge of your canvas confines you - let your vision go right on.
Chase used to say, 'When you're looking at your canvas and worrying about it, try to think of your canvas as the reality and the model as the painted thing.'
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