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"Give the paint a chance. Give the brush a chance." - John Marin

"I never draw except with brush and paint..." - Claude Monet

"No need to fix what God already put his paint brush on" - J Cole

"We have our brush and colors - paint Paradise and in we go." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint the paradise, then in you go." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"O, how much simpler things would be If eyes could paint or brush could see." - Robert Breault

"A brush of kindness can paint a smile on a face." - Robert M. Hensel

"Do not draw before you paint, it will restrict your brush." - Toni Onley

"The more you paint the more fluent you are with your brush." - Igor Babailov

"O, how much simpler things would be If eyes could paint or brush could see." - Robert Brault

"You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint paradise, then in you go." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"Can't even find the perfect brush to paint what is going through my mind." - Drake

"What you do when you paint, you take a brush full of paint, get paint on the picture, and you have faith." - Willem De Kooning

"Don't paint the apple; paint the red." - Arthur Lismer

"I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the 'Mona Lisa' with a two-inch brush." - Bob Ross

"Jesus will brush aside your inabilities." - Bill Vaughan

"Magic is my paint." - David Copperfield

"With a brush you have control. The paint goes on the brush and you make the mark. From experience you know exactly what will happen. With the squeegee you lose control." - Gerhard Richter

"I can't even find the perfect brush so I can paint what's going through my mind. Racing 'gainst myself but I'm a couple steps behind." - Drake

"God is not remote from us. He is at the point of my pen, my (pick) shovel, my paint brush, my (sewing) needle - and my heart and thoughts." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"It's as if a child with a brush and too much enthusiasm has been set free with a tin of black paint inside me." - Jenny Downham

"What skilful limner e'er would choose To paint the rainbow's varying hues, Unless to mortal it were given To dip his brush in dyes of heaven?" - Walter Scott

"If I were alive in Rubens's time, I'd be celebrated as a model. Kate Moss would be used as a paint brush." - Dawn French

"I'd hate to paint with a broad brush, but many Democrats don't feel that we have a crisis in entitlements, and Republicans do." - Dave Camp

"I have improved the way in which I paint. The colours are cleaner and there is more energy in the brush work." - John Dyer

"Most people think I paint fast. I paint very slowly." - Claude Monet

"I don't paint to live, I live to paint." - Willem De Kooning

"I can paint in jail." - Jack Kevorkian

"Everywhere I go I smell fresh paint." - Princess Diana

"God sends experience to paint men's portraits." - Henry Ward Beecher

"It's an honor to paint cats." - Oliver Johnson

"Since I cannot sing, I paint." - Georgia O'Keeffe

"Artists who don't paint aren't artists." - Billy Childish

"I paint. I love the visual arts." - Kristin Bauer Van Straten

"Why talk when you can paint?" - Milton Avery

"I paint as if I were Rothschild." - Paul Cezanne

"Bodybuilding is an art, your body is the canvas, weights are your brush and nutrition is your paint. We all have the ability to turn a self portrait into a masterpiece." - Kai Greene

"Everybody has his own great ideas about what my art should be. But I can do whatever I like and there aren't many constraints to the way I work, whether I'm using a brush with ink or paint." - Raymond Pettibon

"I think the tendency to paint composers or styles of music with too broad a brush - for example, identifying composers as writers of "simple" or "complex" music - has become increasingly problematic and is almost never productive." - Michael Hersch

"We must offer ourselves to God like a clean, smooth canvas and not worry ourselves about what God may choose to paint on it, but at each moment, feel only the stroke of His brush." - Jean-Pierre de Caussade

"Light is my inspiration, my paint and brush. It is as vital as the model herself. Profoundly significant, it caresses the essential superlative curves and lines. Light I acknowledge as the energy upon which all life on this planet depends." - Ruth Bernhard

"You want to paint? First of all you must cut off your tongue because your decision takes away from you the right to express yourself with anything but your brush." - Henri Matisse

"Somebody can paint with a fine brush like Monet and do millions of little dots or somebody can splatter it up there like Kandinsky or Jackson Pollock and go "Yep, that's art." That's okay." - Patrick Wilson

"Well, I am not interested in the kind of expression that you have when you paint a painting with brush strokes. It's all right, but it's already done and I want to do something new." - Donald Judd

"Art doesn't begin with a brush and a palette, but with the artist's ability to perceive life. You have to learn how to live before you can learn how to paint." - Dean Mitchell

"Take your brush here and there like a bee in an alpine meadow. In other words, don't laboriously work on or try to finish off one particular part. Paint promiscuously." - Robert Genn

"I just think that it's maybe fashionable today to try to take individual actions and individual failures and take the broadest possible brush and try to paint a company." - Lee Scott

"You must first realize the thing completely in your mind. Then grasp the brush, fix your attention so that you see clearly what you wish to paint; start quickly, move the brush, follow straight what you see before you, as the buzzard swoops down when the hare jumps out. If you hesitate one moment, it is gone." - Morris Graves

"There are words to paint the misery of love, but none to paint its happiness ..." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"There is never a question of what to paint but only how to paint." - Robert Ryman

"I do house things. I paint. I do portraits. I also paint my house." - Willa Ford

"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things." - Henri Matisse

"Paint ideas, paint thought." - Howard Pyle

"Most of the paint I use is a liquid, flowing kind of paint. The brushes I use are more a sticks rather than brushes - the brush doesn't touch the surface on the canvas, it's just above [so] I am able to be more free and to have greater freedom and move about the canvas, with greater ease." - Jackson Pollock

"The paint for the grey paintings was mixed beforehand and then applied with different implements - sometimes a roller, sometimes a brush. It was only after painting them that I sometimes felt that the grey was not yet satisfactory and that another layer of paint was needed." - Gerhard Richter

"If you pick up some paint with your brush and make somebody's nose with it, this is rather ridiculous when you think of it, theoretically or philosophically. It's really absurd to make an image, like a human image, with paint, today." - Willem De Kooning

"I began to paint again, even though I could barely hold the brush, but knowing exactly what I wanted to paint, I began three more large canvases... of large wheat fields under cloudy skies, and it did not take a great deal to express sadness and loneliness... I believe these paintings say what words cannot." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Most of the paint I use is a liquid, flowing kind of paint. The brushes I use are more a sticks rather than brushes - the brush does' touch the surface on the canvas, it's just above [so] I am able to be more free and to have greater freedom and move about the canvas, with greater ease." - Jackson Pollock

"Most of the paint I use is a liquid, flowing kind of paint. The brushes I use are more a sticks rather than brushes - the brush doesn't touch the surface on the canvas, it's just above....(so) I am able to be more free and to have greater freedom and move about the canvas, with greater ease." - Jackson Pollock

"When you paint Spring, do not paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots, but just paint Spring. To paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots is to paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots - it is not yet painting Spring." - Dogen

"I don't paint over my paintings with black paint. I paint black paintings. It isn't because I'm sad, just as I didn't paint red paintings yesterday because I was happy. Nor will I paint yellow paintings tomorrow because I'm jealous." - Georg Baselitz

"The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue." - Oscar Levant

"Graffiti is a lot easier than the canvas actually, because it's such a large format, so when you're going to such a thin detail, it's not that thin in the realm of things because it's such a big wall. This would take a small paint brush of detail, but on a huge wall, if that's the size of a building, the thinnest detail is still that big, it's a quick spray. Spray paint is easiest for me. I love spray paint." - Alec Monopoly

"I paint in oils, I paint in acrylics. I paint figurative and landscape portraits. It's all in my own kind of style. I'm self-taught." - Pierce Brosnan

"Paint what you see, not what you know." - Charles Webster Hawthorne

"I don't say everything, but I paint everything." - Pablo Picasso

"A woman without paint is like food without salt." - Plautus

"He that cannot paint must grind the colors." - J. G. Holland

"I paint because I love to cut mats." - Arthur Alexander

"Tis human actions paint the chart of time." - James Montgomery

"The lion is not so fierce as they paint him." - George Herbert

"All my feelings have the color you desire to paint." - Rumi

"I would like to paint the way a bird sings." - Claude Monet

"Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint." - Banksy

"I paint with my back to the world" - Agnes Martin

"The more I paint the more I like everything." - Jean-Michel Basquiat

"Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries." - Neville Brody

"Zaandam has enough to paint for a lifetime." - Claude Monet

"If you want to hide it, paint it red." - Bradley Henderson

"I like to paint paintings that I haven't seen." - Mati Klarwein

"I did not use paint, I made myself up morally." - Eleanora Duse

"Favorite color to paint my nails is black, always." - Troye Sivan

"Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs." - Proverbs

"I paint things as they are. I don't comment." - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

"I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream." - Vincent Van Gogh

"The tongue can paint what the eye can't see." - Proverbs

"I dream of painting and then I paint my dream." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Life obliges me to do something, so I paint." - Rene Magritte

"I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose." - Richard Attenborough

"The more I paint the more I like everything." - Jeanmichel Basquiat

"Why does the blind man's wife paint herself." - Benjamin Franklin

"Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend." - John Singer Sargent

"Painters aren't expected to paint bleak pictures, are they?" - Alexander Mccall Smith

"You can only paint through your experience and sub-consciousness." - Barbara Smith

"I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint." - Michelangelo

"I've always wanted to be able to paint the dawn." - David Hockney

"Painters must speak through paint, not through words." - Hans Hofmann

"I have a strange need to paint; if I don't paint I cry and get bad headaches." - Judith Ellen Levy

"It does not matter how badly you paint so long as you don't paint badly like other people." - George A Moore

"Do not try to paint the grandiose thing. Paint the commonplace so that it will be distinguished." - William Merritt Chase

"I photograph what I do not wish to paint, and I paint what I do not wish to photograph" - Man Ray

"I enjoy painting. I don't know if I'm good at it, but I paint. I paint very quickly." - Anthony Hopkins

"Picasso is the reason why I paint. He is the father figure, who gave me the wish to paint." - Francis Bacon

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child." - Pablo Picasso

"Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees." - Robert Indiana

"I did not know how to paint or even what to paint, but I knew I had to begin." - Margaret Atwood

"My sin as a painter is that I just want to paint anything I want to paint - and repaint." - Wayne Thiebaud

"I paint in acrylic and sometimes in oil. Sometimes I'll paint my kids. And I'll occasionally do some photography." - Jim Lee

"Sleep is no longer a healing bath, a recuperation of vital forces, but an oblivion, a nightly brush with annihilation." - J M Coetzee

"I was always musical - yelling when I was a baby, singing into a brush and singing in the shower." - Susan Boyle

"In the '70s, anybody who was a connoisseur of collecting vinyl had the velvet brush. Remember the velvet brush? It would clean the record, and you would only grab the record from the sides and you would carefully slide it into the jacket. I never had a velvet brush." - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

"Now, I'm not even saying that girls should' have princesses in their lives, the archetype in and of itself is not innately wrong, but there should be more options to choose from. So that was my intent, to demonstrate how ridiculous it is to paint an entire gender of heroes with one superficial brush." - David Trumble

"Must you know that yours will be the "better" picture before you pick up the brush and paint? Can it not simply be another picture? Another expression of beauty? Must a rose be "better" than an iris in order to justify it's existence? I tell you this: you are all flowers in the Garden of the Gods." - Neale Donald Walsch

"I begin painting and as I paint the picture begins to assert itself, or suggest itself, under my brush. The form becomes a sign for a woman or a bird as I work... The first stage is free, unconscious... the second stage is carefully calculated." - Joan Miro

"Must you know that yours will be the "better" picture before you pick up the brush and paint? Can it not simply be another picture? Another expression of beauty? Must a rose be "better" than an iris in order to justify it's existence? I tell you this: you are all flowers in the Garden of the Gods." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Now, I'm not even saying that girls shouldn't have princesses in their lives, the archetype in and of itself is not innately wrong, but there should be more options to choose from. So that was my intent, to demonstrate how ridiculous it is to paint an entire gender of heroes with one superficial brush." - David Trumble

"There's too many people that paint with a broad brush that we're all corrupt, we're all amoral. ... And having these kinds of things happen, whether it's a Republican or Democratic senator - we certainly have had plenty of Democratic scandals in the past - we need people who are in office who will hold themselves to a little higher standard." - John Ensign

"Now, I'm not even saying that girls shouldn't have princesses in their lives, the archetype in and of itself is not innately wrong, but there should be more options to choose from. So that was my intent, to demonstrate how ridiculous it is to paint an entire gender of heroes with one superficial brush." - David Trumble

"I know artists whose medium is life itself, and who express the inexpressible without brush, pencil, chisel or guitar. They neither paint nor dance. Their medium is Being. Whatever their hand touches has increased life.... They are the artists of being alive." - Frederick Franck

"Messi and Neymar will create beauty - just like Picasso's paint brush. I still believe Messi is the best in the world. He has a special magic and is more of a team player than Cristiano. Never before has there been such a difference between the King and the next." - Cesar Luis Menotti

"They [Chinese] have very smart, experienced people. I don't want to paint them all with the same brush. There was a little bit of a feeling that the stock market, which went from something like $4 trillion in valuation to $10 trillion, that the Chinese wanted that." - Jamie Dimon

"If you want something badly enough, make an attempt. If you want to paint, get a brush and do it. If you want to sing, sing. A lot of people get scared. They're afraid to fail. Take that word out of your vocabulary. You don't "fail." You've "tried your best."" - Jane Seymour

"The material memories are not usually part of what is said about a picture, and that is a fault in interpretation because every painting captures a certain resistance of paint, a prodding gesture of the brush, a speed and insistence in the face of mindless matter..." - James Elkins

"In terms of the pilot, you have to introduce a lot of characters in a very short period of time, and you have to paint with slightly broad brush strokes because you just need to give an audience an idea of who these people might be." - Jack Davenport

"My philosophy is that I'm an artist. I perform an art not with a paint brush or a camera. I perform with bodily movement. Instead of exhibiting my art in a museum or a book or on canvas, I exhibit my art in front of the multitudes." - Steve Prefontaine

"It's critical that we use a very dark brush to paint evil. When you bring the light into that darkness as characterized in John 1, that light is very vivid. When it dispels the darkness, we see the brilliance that's there." - Ted Dekker

"It's obviously unfair to paint with a broad brush here, but the germ of an idea for a breakthrough in technology doesn't come out of a business school curriculum. It comes out of a laboratory or a math lecture or a physics tutorial." - Michael Moritz

"Someone has asked me to paint Biblical pictures, and I say no, I'll not paint something that we know nothing about, might just as well paint something that will happen two thousand years hence." - Grandma Moses

"I paint on the ground. I paint with sticks, with big paint cans, and whatever else falls in it. Basically, what I'm doing is capturing unbridled emotion and putting it on canvas. It's like capturing lightning in a bottle." - Richard Grieco

"See it in terms of paint. We don't learn subject matter, we learn paint. The musician can play any score that is set before him." - Helen Van Wyk

"The big moment came when it was decided to paint...Just To Paint. The gesture on the canvas was a gesture of liberation, from Value- political, aesthetic, moral." - Harold Rosenberg

"If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldnt have to paint at all." - Alberto Giacometti

"An ametuer is an artist who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint." - Ben Shahn

"I paint what cannot be photographed, something from the imagination... I photograph the things I don't want to paint, things that are already in existence." - Man Ray

"I do acrylic paint, oil paint, and caustic. Caustic is melted wax. It really depends on the painting, what vibe I'm looking for. That's really what matters." - Autumn de Forest

"I love to paint. It's more of a hobby, but people love the paintings so much that I end up selling whatever I paint." - Grace Gealey

"Lover, I don't play to win but for the thrill until I'm spent. Paint the black hole blacker. Paint the black hole blacker" - St Vincent

"If you can't paint, paint Big." - Audrey Flack

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh

"I just happen to like ordinary things. When I paint them, I don't try to make them extraordinary. I just try to paint them ordinary-ordinary." - Andy Warhol

"If you want to paint the inner life, you paint it from the exterior. From the exterior, you breathe the inner life into your painting." - Charlotte Rampling

"I have continued to paint; my father - who was savaged by the critics - continued to paint until practically the last week of his life." - Jamie Wyeth

"Live to paint, don't paint to live." - Walter Darby Bannard

"Sometimes I write what I can't paint, and I paint what I can't write. I use a different part of the brain." - Erin Morgenstern

"Sometimes I see it and then paint it. Other times I paint it and then see it. Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither." - Jasper Johns

"No art takes places without inspiration. Every artist also needs effective knowledge of his or her tools (e.g., does a certain brush function well with a particular kind of paint?). What's more, artists need effective techniques for using those tools. Likewise, to express ourselves skillfully with maximum efficiency and minimum effort, we need to investigate the most effective ways of using the mind and body since, in the end, they are the only "tools" we truly possess in life." - H. E Davey

"At this sunset hour, the canyon walls are indescribably beautiful and I fear the magic of photography can never record what I see now. The tall spires near the canyon's top and the walls of the canyon up there look as if God had reached out and swiped a brush of golden paint across them, gilding these rocks in the bright glow of the setting sun." - Barry Goldwater

"A person in a rented apartment must be able to lean out of his window and scrape off the masonry within arm's reach. And he must be allowed to take a long brush and paint everything outside within arm's reach. So that it will be visible from afar to everyone in the street that someone lives there who is different from the imprisoned, enslaved, standardised man who lives next door." - Friedensreich Hundertwasser

"Learning to love others begins with learning to love ourselves unconditionally first. I will never let myself down, treat myself like a doormat, or make myself small so others can feel big. I have learned that this is the biggest gift that I give not only to myself, but also to the planet, because I paint others with the same brush as I use on myself." - Anita Moorjani

"The tools are real. The viewer is real, you, the artist, is real and a part of everything you paint. You connect yourself to the viewer by sharing something that is inside of you that connects with something inside of him. All you have as your guide is that you know what moves you. All you have to do it with is a brush, some chemical and canvas, and technique." - Steven Brust



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