Poetry is just the evidence
of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
Art will remain the most astonishing
of mankind born out of struggle
between wisdom and madness,
between dream and reality in our mind.
If painting is no longer needed,
it seems a pity that some of us are born into the world with such a passion for
line and color. ~ Mary
Inside you is an artist you don't know
about........Say yes quickly
as if you've known it from before the beginning of the universe. ~
Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting,
but ripening like the tree
which does not force its sap,
and stands confident in the storms of spring
without the fear that after them may come no summer."
Rainer Maria Rilke
What a funny thing
painting is. The abstract painters always insist on their connection with
the visible reality, while the so called figurative artists insist that
what they really care about, is the abstract qualities of life.~Marlene
So I said to myself-I'll paint what I
see-what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be
surprised into taking the time to look at it. I will make even busy New
Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers. ~
Color in a painting is like enthusiasm in life.
~ Vincent Van Gogh
thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever
passes through my head without any other consideration. ~
This life's five windows of
Distort the heavens from pole to pole
And teach us to believe a lie
When we see with, not through, the eye.
are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are
others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot
into the sun.
- Pablo Picasso
the crudeness of reality
would make the world unbearable.
George Bernard Shaw
I saw the angel in
the marble and carved until I set him free.~
You're confusing product with
process. Most people, when they criticize, whether they
like it or hate it, they're talking about product. That's not
art, that's the result of art. Art, to whatever
degree we can get a handle on (I'm not sure that we really can) is a
process. It begins in the heart and the mind with the eyes and
hands. ~ Jeff
Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Fish Story, 1994
Color possesses me. There
is no need to seize it. It possesses me. I know. Here is the meaning of
the happy moment: color and I are one. I am a painter.~
The song was there before me,
before I came along. I just sorta came down and just sorta took it down
with a pencil, but it was there before I came around..~
ourselves are creations, and creativity is the Creator's gift to us. When
we join in the symphony of creativity that is all around us and draw,
paint, sing, dance or do anything that draws on our inner spring of
pure creative sprit, we feel a connectedness, or a sense of well
being. Often, all we have to do is get our 'selves' out of the way and
let the creativity flow through us. We call this type of artistic
expression from within Intuitive Art.
~Laura & Mekael at Inner Garden Art.Com~
Our deepest fear is not that we are
inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who
am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not
to be? Your playing small does not serve the world.
I always think I don't do
the first one good, so I try to do it more. ~Andy Warhol~
If I think, I am lost.
I am thrilled to be an artist! I am grateful
for this opportunity to feel the wind with my eyes, to love the earth with
my ears, and to taste the fire with my tongue.
As I paint, I feel waves of energy flowing through
like the currents of the ocean.
are guided by the creative force.
believe this is why my work looks like the sand painting
the ocean makes along the beach
or the patterns nature makes with the
winds on rocks and plains.
myself as documenting nature's patterns.
I am an artist because the knot is so powerful l just can not, nor want,
to be anything else, do
anything else. I look for mystery and try to decipher it while
knowing it is an impossible task. I look for memory, where Mystery lies...
“If you have a calling, an urge, something you think about
day and night, a passion, it is there for you to follow, to listen to it,
to move toward it, and to find out the ways it may bring you more into
being your total and complete self. We have all been given unique and
extraordinary gifts in order to use them, and to share the wealth and joy
of it with others.
Brenda's work can be seen at: Johima
Painting is about
the paint and the experience, not the image.
Paint speaks in ways in which we cannot.
Paint evokes emotion…any emotion…something always
Paint interacts with other colors of paint.
Paint interacts with humans, with the canvas, with the
walls around the paint.
Paint interacts and communicates something…always.
Paint does not need an image in order to speak.
We must only look, listen inside, and be curious about
our own experience.”
I think most
artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a
performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within.
I found I could
say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way.....things I
had no words for
Every child is an artist. The problem is
how to remain an artist once he grows up.
~Pablo Ruiz y Picasso~
I want to touch people with my
art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.'
~Vincent Van Gogh~
I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols, a
language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious
capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality. ~Morris Graves~
Free time is a necessity if you are to exist as an artist.
There is no one definitive creative path. There
are many ways to be creative – not only intuitive ways but organized, logical
ways, too. ~Theresa Bayer~
If you work with abstract painting for a period of time,
you may come to think of it as a melody, a song, a piece of beautiful music.
Creativity is the life force that Dylan Thomas
called 'the force that through the green fuse drives the flower.'