Doesn't the world need the painter's praise anymore? Randall Jarrell

Nita Leland's Favorite Painting Quotations

Every good painter paints what he is. Jackson Pollock

The first virtue of a painting is that is to be a feast for the eyes. Eugène Delacroix

The thing is to become a master and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing. Henry Miller

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures. Henry Ward Beecher

Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end of the day. Winston Churchill

Objective painting is not good painting unless it is good in the abstract sense. A hill or a tree cannot make a good painting just because it is a hill or a tree. It is lines and colors put together so they say something. Georgia O'Keeffe

Painting is the same kind of problem as unfolding a long, sustained interlocked argument.... It is a proposition commanded by a single unity of conception. Winston Churchill

Never leave a painting mediocre; it's better to take a chance with it. Guy Corriero

The aim of the painting is that the eye should find out what it likes. Joanna Field

Part of what I'm about is seeing how I can paint the same thing differently instead of different things the same way. Alex Katz

Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting. Winston Churchill

How to paint the landscape: First you make your bow to the landscape. Then you wait, and if the landscape bows to you, then, and only then, can you paint the landscape. John Marin

Painting depends on freedom. When you're feeling completely free, you can create, and this power to create is, in turn, the greatest freedom of all.George Rodrigue

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