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Renee O`Connor Quotes

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Painting is a hobby for me.
- Renee O'Connor

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am never going to have anything more to do
with politics or politicians.
When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely
to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill

A good painting to me has always been like a friend.
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
- Hedy Lamarr


 

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay


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My painting does not come from the easel.
- Jackson Pollock

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem,
with each painting being a single stanza.
- Robert Indiana

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso

Painting is easy when you don't know how,
but very difficult when you do.
- Edgar Degas

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
- Salvador Dali

Language is much closer to film than painting is.
- Sergei Eisenstein

Frankly, these days, without a theory to go with it,
I can't see a painting.
- Tom Wolfe

The substance of painting is light.
- Andre Derain

My parents felt that acting was far too insecure.
Don't ask me what made them think that painting would be more secure.
- John Hurt

I'm very representational some of the time,
and a little all of the time.
But when you're painting out of your unconscious,
figures are bound to emerge.
- Jackson Pollock

I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely
and just work within the visual arts in some way.
I started painting quite passionately at that time.
- David Bowie

Turning one's novel into a movie script is rather like
making a series of sketches for a painting that has
long ago been finished and framed.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Now I'm a painter.
That was another opportunity I was able to pursue,
I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second
career because of my success in the movies.
- Tony Curtis

In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies.
Most people consider painting a hobby and literature,
schoolwork.
- Brad Holland

A painting is like a man.
If you can live without it, then there isn't much point in having it.
- Lila Acheson Wallace

Last year my boyfriend gave me a painting -
a very personal one.
I really prefer personal gifts or ones made by someone for me.
Except diamonds.
That's the exception to the rule.
- Minnie Driver

I hate painting.
- Howard Hodgkin

My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription
possible of my most intimate impression of nature.
- Edward Hopper

I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone,
as it did me, the feeling of his own totality,
of his own separateness, of his own individuality.
- Barnett Newman

I don't like food that's too carefully arranged;
it makes me think that the chef is spending too much
time arranging and not enough time cooking.
If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.
- Andy Rooney

Pop Art looks out into the world.
It doesn't look like a painting of something,
it looks like the thing itself.
- Roy Lichtenstein

In my experience a painting is not made with colors and paint at all.
I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets
off even the desire to paint?
- Philip Guston

There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.
- Mark Rothko

Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis
are to the American novel.
- Robert Hughes

Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who
openly display their preference like a delectable ailment
that isolates them and makes them proud.
- Maurice Blanchot

And I like the idea of change.
Because I don't see why we should hang a painting on
the wall and then just not think of it anymore because
it's there like a piece of furniture.
- Minoru Yamasaki

If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things;
a painting and a photograph.
- Janet Malcolm

I think a painting is more like the real world if it's made out the real world.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already,
so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting.
- Max Beckmann

And I think a painting has such a limited life anyway.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions.
Finally one lady friend asked the right question,
'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money.
- Andy Warhol

Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon -
it is the very heart of painting.
- Josef Albers

I am a great lover of art, in many forms:
paintings,
objets, textiles.
I don't have the talent for painting,
but I have a very good sense of colour,
a love of visual beauty.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Well, I've been painting for years.
I just started doing a lot more in the last couple.
- Robyn Hitchcock

When I get my hands on painting materials I don't give
a damn about other people's painting...
every generation must start again afresh.
- Maurice de Vlaminck

But I was in awe of the painters; I mean I was new in New York,
and I thought the painting that was going on here was just unbelievable.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life.
My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early
age I have spent time painting and drawing.
- John Dyer

I love painting.
- Heidi Klum

Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session
and instead study my Japanese books in the open.
- Gustav Klimt

Painting is a very difficult thing.
It absorbs the whole man, body and soul,
thus have I passed blindly many things which belong
to real and political life.
- Max Beckmann

My aim in painting is to create pulsating,
luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light,
in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature.
- Hans Hofmann

You cannot possibly invent painting all by yourself.
- Pierre Bonnard

Being in the studio is like painting,
you know, you can really take your time,
and try different things, and kind of go deep into it.
- Rosanne Cash

Painting pictures didn't make me a lot of money.
I have to eat.
- Ralph Bakshi

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now,
I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are
paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
- Andre Malraux

Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic,
so what you see is not what you see.
- Philip Guston

Painting is seen as picture making, the making of an art object,
something that can stand on its own.
- Peter Wright

In a movie, you're raw material, just a hue of some
color and the director makes the painting.
- Viggo Mortensen

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I dream a lot.
I do more painting when I'm not painting.
It's in the subconscious.
- Andrew Wyeth

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions
than anything else in the world.
- Edmond de Goncourt

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting,
two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
- Lord Byron

Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask.
Modern art rejected all that.
Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
- Robert Motherwell

I was not out to paint beautiful pictures;
even painting good pictures was not important to me.
I wanted only to help the truth burst forth.
- Alice Miller

Doing the show was like painting the George Washington Bridge.
As soon as you finished one end, you started right in on the other.
- Jack Paar

My hobbies are painting, crafts, and I like golfing.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I found I have to stay painting.
- Alan Bean

I've been trying to pick up painting but it's hard.
- George Eads

The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice.
The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find -
the goal is always to make more nuance and colors.
- Cecilia Bartoli


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