Contrast warm to cool. Make color sing, ring like a bell. Work from big to small.
There is no one just like you, and there never will be anyone just like you, so there's no reason not to be original.
Never become an artist if you can't learn to draw.
The less inhibited you are the better.
The most horrible question students ask: 'How do you paint copper?' 'How do you paint flesh or glass?' You paint everything the same way: Right color, right value, in right spot. There are no prescriptions.
Art is more than a product of your efforts - it should be about feeling, life, attitude, soul.
Practice like good musician; draw every day.
Train yourself: It is not by accident an artist becomes a good painter.
Learn technique; have full command to the extent of not being conscious of how it is done. When craftsmanship has been developed, you are free to create... technique will give way to expression!
Always keep your best work.
Watercolor is like life. Better get it right the first time--you don't get a second chance!
First draw dog, then fleas. First paint apple, then worm holes.
Most important... develop your technical ability. You are handicapped if you do not develop well enough to hold the subconscious process so as not to have problems of inexperienced painters.
If you paint from 35mm Kodachrome, you end up with a 4x5 foot Kodachrome!
Once you set out to copy another painter you can never be more than number two.
First trust your eyes... then check by rules. Many times something else is happening, and the rules will not apply.
All students need to know about color is the basic color wheel and complimentary colors. There are many books on color theory; do not waste your time and money.
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