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Painting The Sky Quotes


"I always start a painting with the sky." - Alfred Sisley

"Imagine painting all the statues in the world in the color of the sky" - Yoko Ono

"The sky is like a monochromatic contemporay painting, drawing me in its illusion of depth, pulling me up." - John Green

"The coming and going of birth and death is a painting. Unsurpassed enlightenment is a painting. The entire phenomenal universe and the empty sky are nothing but a painting." - Dogen

"I don't believe in making pencil sketches and then painting landscape in your studio. You must be right under the sky." - William Merritt Chase

"Painting is the subject of painting." - Joseph Raffael

"Music fathoms the sky." - Charles Baudelaire

"The sky isn't falling." - Thomas Leonard

"The author describes how impressed she was with the detailed storyboards that outlined her movie - "not just sketches, but real art". She then describes a Hawaiian sunset as, "God painting His storyboard on the sky"." - Bethany Hamilton

"The painting was framed in a misty view of sky, sea, and valley. Newt's painting was small, black, and warty. It consisted of scratches made in a black, gummy impasto. The scratches formed a sort of spider's web, and I wondered if they might not be the sticky nets of human futility hung up on a moonless night to dry." - Kurt Vonnegut

"A building is akin to dogma; it is insolent, like dogma. Whether or no it is permanent, it claims permanence, like a dogma. People ask why we have no typical architecture of the modern world, like impressionism in painting. Surely it is obviously because we have not enough dogmas; we cannot bear to see anything in the sky that is solid and enduring, anything in the sky that does not change like the clouds of the sky." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The sky, the sky beyond the door is bluuuuuuue!" - Ryan Stiles

"Look, up in the sky! It's the sky!" - John Flansburgh

"The sky the sky- same as it always was." - Sara Gruen

"The sky is the sky wherever you go." - Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi

"We gonna touch the sky" - Kanye West

"Greatest god below the sky." - Edmund Spenser

"No limits but the sky." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Let the sky outside awake a sky inside your mind." - Sogyal Rinpoche

"So, probably ... when I started painting the pelvis bones I was most interested in the holes in the bones - what I saw through them- particularly the blue from holding them up in the sun against the sky as one is apt to do when one seems to have more sky than earth in one's world ... they were most beautiful against the Blue - that Blue that will always be there as it is now after all man's destruction is finished." - Georgia O'Keeffe

"So, probably ... when I started painting the pelvis bones I was most interested in the holes in the bones - what I saw through them- particularly the blue from holding them up in the sun against the sky as one is apt to do when one seems to have more sky than earth in one's world ... they were most beautiful against the Blue - that Blue that will always be there as it is now after all man's destruction is finished." - Georgia O'Keeffe

"Writing is the painting of the voice." - Voltaire

"Nature engenders the science of painting" - Robert Delaunay

"Geometry is the foundation of all painting." - Albrecht Durer

"Eloquence is the painting of thought ..." - Blaise Pascal

"Nature engenders the science of painting." - Robert Delaunay

"The substance of painting is light." - Andre Derain

"Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts." - Blaise Pascal

"life's kind of like a painting. A really bizarre, abstract painting. You could look at it and think that all it is, is a blur. And you could continue living your life thinking that all it is, is just a blur. But if you really look at it, really see it, focus on it, and use your imagination, life can become so much more. The painting could be of the sea, the sky, people,buildings, a butterfly on a flower, or anything except the blur you were once convinced it was." - Cecelia Ahern

"A lot of the people who live here are island people - from Cuba, Haiti. People are very vibrant, and color is important living here. You're inspired every day by the sun, the sky, the landscape, the lushness. painting and artwork reflect that." - Gloria Estefan

"A painting hangs on an ivy wall Nestled in the emerald moss The eyes declare a truce of trust And then it draws me far away Where deep in the desert twilight Sand melts in pools of the sky When darkness lays her crimson cloak Your lamps will call me home" - Loreena McKennitt

"It takes waking prayer and working prayer and going to bed in prayer each day with increasing dedication. I must be the best person that I am able to be when I am painting. Tonight the wind is howling and the barrels are full of sky water." - Morris Graves

"With a stroke of love on the canvas of my soul I'm painting a perfect world with shades of Michelangelo With each promise made in every heart that knows we can live in a perfect world in shades of Michelangelo I hear songs of children echo in the sky I hear songs of children a tomorrow so bright!" - Belinda Carlisle

"The bureaucrat fell from the sky." - Michael Swanwick

"The sky is no longer the limit." - Richard Nixon

"The sky is no longer the limit." - Richard M. Nixon

"Smell the sea and feel the sky." - Van Morrison

"HEAVEN: The big apartheid in the sky." - Philip Appleman

"The brain is wider than the sky." - Emily Dickinson

""Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will," she says. The sky is like a monochromatic contemporary painting, drawing me in with its illusion of depth, pulling me up. "Yeah, that's true," I say. But then after I think about it for a second, I add, "But then again, if you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all."" - John Green

"Painting is self-discovery. You arrive at the image through the act of painting." - Adolph Gottlieb

"I am the thing that I am painting at the time of painting." - Douglas Lockwood

"Your thighs are apple-trees whose blossoms touch the sky. Which sky? The sky Where Watteau hung a lady's slipper." - William Carlos Williams

"At night the sky is pure astronomy." - Nicole Krauss

"Those playful fancies of the mighty sky." - Albert Richard Smith

"Women hold up half the sky." - Mao Tse-Tung

"The sky cannot have two suns." - Chiang Kai-shek

"Everybody else shares the same cloudy sky." - Joe Walsh

"The sky already fell. Now what?" - Steven Wright

"Under the wide and starry sky." - Adlai Stevenson

"You can't take the sky from me." - Joss Whedon

"Look up there! That's the sky!" - Murray Walker

"Fortunately the sky is beautiful everywhere." - Simone Weil

"The desert sky is encircling, majestic, terrible." - Paul Shepard

"Outside the sky is light with stars" - Katherine Mansfield

"Trees don't grow to the sky." - Louis Rukeyser

"Washington is in the clear upper sky." - Daniel Webster

"Those playful fancies of the mighty sky." - Albert Smith

"Scuse me while I kiss the sky." - Jimi Hendrix

"A screaming comes across the sky." - Thomas Pynchon

"The sky was pure opal now." - Oscar Wilde

"Into the sky to win or die." - Christopher Paolini

"Excuse me while I kiss the sky." - Jimi Hendrix

"The sky is an enormous man." - Emanuel Swedenborg

"My soul is in the sky." - William Shakespeare

"Women hold up half the sky." - Mao Zedong

"My witness is the empty sky." - Jack Kerouac

"How immense the high sky is!" - Nguyen Du

"If you call painting dumb poetry, the painter may call poetry blind painting." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Objective painting is not good painting unless it is good in the abstract sense." - Georgia O'Keeffe

"Painting is the supreme form of expression; you don't need to 'read' painting." - Peter Greenaway

"It's not your painting anymore. It stopped being your painting the moment that you finished it." - Jeff Melvoin

"You're going to react to a painting in a way that the painting demands you react." - Greil Marcus

"Painting is no problem. The problem is what to do when you're not painting." - Jackson Pollock

"Shiva is chidambaram, like the inner sky. Shiva is the inner sky of consciousness" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"The sky had never seemed so sky; the world had never seemed so world." - Neil Gaiman

"Over all the sky - the sky! Far, far out of reach, studded with eternal stars." - Walt Whitman

"God must've had a blast. painting the stripes on the zebra, hanging the stars in the sky, putting the gold in the sunset. What creativity! Stretching the neck of the giraffe, putting the flutter in the mockingbird's wings, planting the giggle in the hyena. And then, as a finale to a brilliant performance, He made a human who had the unique honour to bear the stamp, In His Image." - Max Lucado

"Red sky at night shepherd's delight; red sky in the morning shepherd's warning." - Proverbs

"The freer the soul, the more abstract painting becomes." - Marc Chagall

"Poetry ... is the music and painting of the mind." - Sonia Orwell

"You can't sweeten the well by painting the pump." - Adrian Rogers

"The painting is finished when the idea has disappeared." - Georges Braque

"A painting only lives in the eye of the beholder" - Pablo Picasso

"The form of my painting is the content." - Ellsworth Kelly

"Painting is founded on the heart controlled by the head." - Paul Cezanne

"I do work hard at trying to find the right expression for something, which might be like finding the right image - choosing not only the right words but down to the right number of lines. I remember being in Maine once at Colby College with Alex Katz. It houses hundreds of his works. There was a painting of just one seagull against a blue sky. I was admiring it and Alex said, "45 brush strokes exactly."" - David Salle

"We look at the mountain to see the painting, then we look at the painting to see the mountain." - Mark Tobey

"Choose what you want to do - or watch someone else doing it. Learn how to handle tools, paint, babies, machinery, or just listen to your favourite tune. Dance, talk or be lifted up to where you can see how other people make things work. Sit out over space with a drink and tune in to what's happening elsewhere in the city. Try starting a riot or beginning a painting - or just lie back and stare at the sky." - Joan Littlewood

"Teach the children! It is painting in fresco." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Painting is something that takes place among the colors." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"A painting is more than the sum of its parts" - Wendelin Van Draanen

"The real purpose of painting is to give pleasure." - Robert Ryman

"Through a painting, we can see the whole world." - Hans Hofmann

"Painting is the art of hollowing a surface." - Georges Seurat

"Different shades of life make the painting more beautiful." - Michael Dolan

"Flesh was the reason why oil painting was invented" - Willem De Kooning

"Perspective is the rein and rudder of painting." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Painting is the intermediate between a thought and a thing." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I do believe that painting can change the world." - David Hockney

"Painting and tattooing the body is a return to animalism." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

"The painting is usually finished before you are." - Rex Brandt

"What has reason to do with the art of painting?" - William Blake

"We may call painting the grandchild of nature." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"The real subject of every painting is light." - Claude Monet

"At the same time I really enjoy painting flesh." - Kehinde Wiley

"Aesthetics is for painting as Ornithology is for the birds." - Barnett Newman

"Different shades of life make the painting more beautiful." - Mike Dolan

"Flesh was the reason why oil painting was invented." - Willem De Kooning

"Without good drawing, the foundation of a painting will collapse." - Ken Danby

"Painting is drawing, with the additional means of color." - John French Sloan

"The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting." - Vincent Van Gogh

"My painting carries with it the message of pain." - Frida Kahlo

"The painting has a life of its own" - Jackson Pollock

"Pollock also... wanted one to be wrapped in the painting." - Robert Rauschenberg

"Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting." - Robert Delaunay

"Painting is the frozen evidence of a performance." - Chuck Close

"Writing and Painting are the same for me." - Peter Malkin

"Painting calmed the chaos that shook my soul." - Niki De St Phalle

"Landscape painting is the obvious resource of misanthropy." - William Hazlitt

"Never ruin a good painting with the truth." - Henri Matisse

"In a painting, what counts is the unexpected." - Georges Braque

"Painting cannot be the only activity of a mature artist." - Ad Reinhardt

"Painting is so much more than the materials." - Brian Johnson

"The successful painter is continually painting still life." - Charles Webster Hawthorne

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

"I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting." - Jackson Pollock

"Children's finger-painting came under the arts, but movies didn't." - Nicolas Roeg

"Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture." - Michelangelo

"When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you. At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting." - Fernando Botero

"Each painting has its own way of evolving. When the painting is finished, the subject reveals itself." - William Baziotes

"For me, preparing the canvas takes longer than painting. The actual painting takes about half an hour." - Katherine Bernhardt

"Each painting has its own way of evolving...When the painting is finished, the subject reaveals itself." - William Baziotes

"The older I get, the more I feel that color is what painting is. Painting is primarily color." - Joseph Raffael

"When you are painting a landscape, assume the painting is real and the landscape is an illusion." - Walter Darby Bannard

"I am painting with the same enthusiasm as a Marseillaise eats bouillabaisse ... I am painting big sunflowers." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Painting is so close, so personal, so immediate, and so ordinary... It is the ordinary resurrections that define your painting." - Joshua L. Goldberg

"Color is a language. It is the language of painting. How painting expresses itself is in large part with color." - Joseph Raffael

"Start a painting with fresh ideas, and then let the painting replace your ideas with its ideas." - Walter Darby Bannard

"The darker the walls,the brighter the sky outside." - Alex Gaskarth

"I never realized that the blue sky I saw was not the soft, nurturing sky of spring, but the cold, chilling, lonely sky of winter" - Virginia C. Andrews

"The full moon - the mandala of the sky." - Tom Robbins

"The sky is not the limit ? the ground is." - Allen Roulston

"Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world; but here the earth was the floor of the sky." - Willa Cather

"Sutures of lightning tightened the edges of the sky." - T. J. MacGregor

"The sky is not the limit. Your mind is" - Marilyn Monroe

"Your way begins at the other side. Become the sky." - Rumi

"in the street of the sky night walks scattering poems" - E E Cummings

"You are the sky. Everything else - it's just the weather." - Pema Chodron



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