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I did painting before I did photography.

 ✍ Author: David Bailey

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

Tags: Money, Pictures  ✍ Author: Ralph Bakshi

Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.

Tags: Great, Pleasure  ✍ Author: Balthus

The craft of painting has virtually disappeared. There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it. For evidence one has only to look at the painters of this century.

Tags: Anyone, Left  ✍ Author: Balthus

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

Tags: Art, Weather  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

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

Tags: Poetry, Three  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.

Tags: Paintings  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

I hope to actually get back to painting someday... soon. I sort of transitioned into cartooning from painting.

Tags: Actually, Hope  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

Every song is like a painting.

Tags: Song  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

Tags: Art, Minute  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk.

Tags: Portrait, Serious  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

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

Tags: Hard, Trying  ✍ Author: George Eads

Language is much closer to film than painting is.

Tags: Film, Language  ✍ Author: Sergei Eisenstein

I'm not painting myself as a down-home, modest guy.

Tags: Guy, Modest  ✍ Author: Colin Farrell

I have always enjoyed drawing and painting but I don't always find the time to do much these days.

Tags: Days, Time  ✍ Author: Kirsty Gallacher

I stopped painting in 1990 at the peak of my success just to deny people my beautiful paintings, and I did it out of spite.

Tags: Beautiful, Success  ✍ Author: Vincent Gallo

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

Tags: Dream, Paint  ✍ Author: Vincent Van Gogh

Painting and writing are solitary arts.

Tags: Arts, Writing  ✍ Author: Conrad Hall

Sunlight is painting.

Tags: Sunlight  ✍ Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees.

Tags: Love, Meaningful  ✍ Author: Robert Indiana

You know, when I was younger I was into all kinds of art - drawing, painting, all that stuff. But I played drums, played piano forever.

Tags: Art, Stuff  ✍ Author: Shooter Jennings

Painting completed my life.

Tags: Completed, Life  ✍ Author: Frida Kahlo
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My painting carries with it the message of pain.

Tags: Message, Pain  ✍ Author: Frida Kahlo

I love painting.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Heidi Klum

I was always painting when I was a kid. But then when I handled a camera when I was 17, that was it for me. I loved photography. I would work 4 or 5 hours a day. It was like a calling.

Tags: Loved, Work  ✍ Author: David LaChapelle

If people only knew as much about painting as I do, they would never buy my pictures.

Tags: Knew, Pictures  ✍ Author: Edwin Henry Landseer

I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase.

Tags: Age, Horse  ✍ Author: Diane Lane

Sculpture will last a lot longer than painting.

Tags: Last, Longer  ✍ Author: Norm MacDonald

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

Tags: Great, Photograph  ✍ Author: Ellen Malcolm

Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original, has never been its own goal.

Tags: Goal, Side  ✍ Author: Kazimir Malevich

Writing and Painting are the same for me.

Tags: Writing  ✍ Author: Peter Malkin

Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.

Tags: Good, Looks  ✍ Author: Michelangelo

Painting is a hobby for me.

Tags: Hobby  ✍ Author: Renee O\'Connor

In painting feathers, you want to create the look of feathers, but if you try to paint all the feathers, you have nothing but disaster.

Tags: Create, Try  ✍ Author: Jennifer O\'Neill

I'm very interested in the language of photography in relationship to painting.

Tags: Interested, Language  ✍ Author: Louis Oosthuizen

Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.

Tags: Eloquence, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Blaise Pascal

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

Tags: Another, Art  ✍ Author: Pablo Picasso

One must act in painting as in life, directly.

Tags: Act, Life  ✍ Author: Pablo Picasso

One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.

Tags: Opposite, Whole  ✍ Author: Pablo Picasso

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.

Tags: Best, Painter  ✍ Author: Pablo Picasso

Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.

Tags: Himself, Seen  ✍ Author: Pablo Picasso

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

Tags: Poetry, Silent  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

I liked sculpting better than painting. You have more freedom in sculpting.

Tags: Freedom, Liked  ✍ Author: Anthony Quinn

I studied all about Gauguin. He was a banker. He was a banker who - he used to paint on Sundays. And one day he hated himself for painting on Sundays.

Tags: Himself, Used  ✍ Author: Anthony Quinn

And I think a painting has such a limited life anyway.

Tags: Anyway, Life  ✍ Author: Robert Rauschenberg

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

Tags: Real  ✍ Author: Robert Rauschenberg

Pollock also... wanted one to be wrapped in the painting.

Tags: Wanted, Wrapped  ✍ Author: Robert Rauschenberg

Very quickly a painting is turned into a facsimile of itself when one becomes so familiar with with it that one recognizes it without looking at it.

Tags: Familiar, Looking  ✍ Author: Robert Rauschenberg

I'm not so facile that I can accomplish or find out what I want to know or explore enough of the possibilities and a way of making a painting, say, in just one painting or two paintings.

Tags: Enough, Making  ✍ Author: Robert Rauschenberg

When I was living in New York, I had this slightly wannabe bohemian existence and took up painting, at which I'm appalling. I also bought several guitars.

Tags: Living, Took  ✍ Author: Eddie Redmayne

I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting.

Tags: Done, Reputation  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

The key is in remaining just aloof enough from a painting so that you know when to stop.

Tags: Enough, Stop  ✍ Author: Buffy Sainte-Marie

The paintings are transferred from my computer to a disk, and I can hand it to the printer this way; or I can modem the painting to the printer over the phone lines from my house in Hawaii.

Tags: Hand, House  ✍ Author: Buffy Sainte-Marie

Think of an abstract painting as very, very low relief - a thing, not a picture.

Tags: Picture, Relief  ✍ Author: Jerry Saltz

Decades ago, Gerhard Richter found a painterly philosopher's stone. Like Jackson Pollock before him, he discovered something that had been in painting all along, always overlooked or discounted.

Tags: Found, Him  ✍ Author: Jerry Saltz

A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth.

Tags: Mouth, Wrong  ✍ Author: John Singer Sargent

Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course.

Tags: Door, Fire  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

I started formal piano training when I was 4. From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons of every sort and description, and painting lessons. I had German. And shorthand.

Tags: Started, Training  ✍ Author: Twyla Tharp

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

Tags: Point  ✍ Author: Lila Acheson Wallace

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

Tags: Curious, Heart  ✍ Author: Josef Albers

I always feel attacked when I'm asked about my painting.

Tags: Asked, Attacked  ✍ Author: Georg Baselitz

I have a painting where somebody's holding a chicken, and underneath the chicken is somebody's head.

Tags: Head, Somebody  ✍ Author: Jean-Michel Basquiat

I found I have to stay painting.

Tags: Found, Stay  ✍ Author: Alan Bean

I believe the reason I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective.

Tags: Love, Reason  ✍ Author: Max Beckmann

Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement.

Tags: Constantly, Possible  ✍ Author: Max Beckmann

Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does.

Tags: Actually, Image  ✍ Author: John Berger

My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one.

Tags: Film, Movement  ✍ Author: Kathryn Bigelow

Sometimes people think drawing and painting is mucking about when actually it is a highly skilled activity.

Tags: Actually, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Quentin Blake

Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.

Tags: Sacred, Voyage  ✍ Author: Pam Bondi

A painting that is well composed is half finished.

Tags: Art, Half  ✍ Author: Pierre Bonnard

You cannot possibly invent painting all by yourself.

Tags: Cannot, Yourself  ✍ Author: Pierre Bonnard

Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.

Tags: Ideas, Nail  ✍ Author: Georges Braque

The point of painting is not really deception or imitation.

Tags: Deception, Point  ✍ Author: A. S. Byatt

It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.

Tags: Strength, Tree  ✍ Author: Aime Cesaire

I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.

Tags: Art, Friend  ✍ Author: Paul Cezanne

I have sworn to die painting.

Tags: Die, Sworn  ✍ Author: Paul Cezanne

I want to die painting.

Tags: Die  ✍ Author: Paul Cezanne

Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.

Tags: Nature, Object  ✍ Author: Paul Cezanne

Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it, but you haven't.

Tags: Difficult  ✍ Author: Paul Cezanne

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

Tags: Making, Sky  ✍ Author: William Merritt Chase

He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.

Tags: After, Matter  ✍ Author: Kate Chopin

I'd like to think, that were he alive today, Warhol would be painting the Housewives.

Tags: Alive, Today  ✍ Author: Andy Cohen

It's Frank's painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more.

Tags: Found, Music  ✍ Author: Alice Cooper

Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.

Tags: Essence, Ideal  ✍ Author: Gustave Courbet

Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things.

Tags: Art, Real  ✍ Author: Gustave Courbet

As a composer and as a musician I'm a true believer - and this is not to be overly diplomatic - I'm a believer that there's artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There's art in absolutely everything.

Tags: Art, True  ✍ Author: Darren Criss

Painting is much more than therapy to me its a way of life.

Tags: Life, Therapy  ✍ Author: Tony Curtis

But where there is no art show, I would still be painting.

Tags: Art, Show  ✍ Author: Tony Curtis

Nature engenders the science of painting.

Tags: Nature, Science  ✍ Author: Robert Delaunay

Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting.

Tags: Birth, Light  ✍ Author: Robert Delaunay

I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.

Tags: Fine, Maybe  ✍ Author: Catherine Deneuve

So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting - and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear!

Tags: After, Debt  ✍ Author: Nigel Dennis

The substance of painting is light.

Tags: Light, Substance  ✍ Author: Andre Derain

There's nothing worse than sleeping in makeup. You wake up looking like a painting that's been left out in a rainstorm.

Tags: Left, Looking  ✍ Author: Nina Dobrev

I would never finish a painting if I didn't have a deadline.

Tags: Deadline, Finish  ✍ Author: Lexa Doig

It's not about perfection. What's a perfect painting? What's interesting about a perfect painting?

Tags: Perfect, Perfection  ✍ Author: Lexa Doig

It's still an escape for me, painting, so it also takes me elsewhere. I don't think I would do it otherwise.

Tags: Escape, Takes  ✍ Author: Lexa Doig

Painting becomes interesting when it becomes timeless.

Tags: Becomes, Timeless  ✍ Author: Lexa Doig

I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant, driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck, and doing commercials and documentaries.

Tags: Knew, Working  ✍ Author: Richard Donner

And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art.

Tags: Art, Since  ✍ Author: Albrecht Durer

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