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Painting Landscape Landscape
Stilllife Painting Still Life
Animal Painting Animal
Portrait Painting Portrait
Seascape painting Sea and water
Miscellaneous Painting Miscellaneous

Quotes and thoughts about painting

Quotes

Keep a bad drawing until by study you have found out why it is bad. (Robert Henri)

I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen... (Frederick Franck)

Learning to draw, before you paint, is like learning to walk before you run. (Don Getz)

Drawing includes three and a half quarters of the content of painting... Drawing contains everything, except the hue. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

You can only learn to paint by drawing, for drawing is a way of reserving a place for color in advance. (Andre L'Hote)

Drawing not only develops hand-eye coordination, it teaches one to really observe, to see, as nothing else ever will. (Nancy Marculewicz)

Drawing is the foundation of the painting to familiarize yourself with the subject and to work out problems of perspective and proportion. (Michael Nevin)

Every mark matters. (Jo Petty)

It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character. (Camille Pissarro)

Draw on both sides of the line, not just what you're enclosing. The shape you're making on the outside is as important as the one you're making on the inside. (Leon Polk Smith)

We all have at least 100,000 bad drawings inside of us. The sooner we get them out and onto paper, the sooner we'll get to he good ones buried deep within. (unknown)

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. (Salvador Dali)

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. (Degas)

If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint. (Edward Hopper)

It is not a matter of painting life, it is a matter of giving life to painting. (Pierre Bonnard)

The only person you have to please, with your art, is yourself. (Don Getz)

No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition. (Claude Monet)

It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character. (Camille Pissarro)

Thoughts

Advices for Beginners


Paint with energy.
Search and find your art in everything.
Learn the basics Drawing, Values, Edges, Brushwork, Composition.
Keep your art simple, make it simple.

Art is a journey


Remember, have fun...
The journey never ends,
It needs practice,
Learn from other artists, read books, look their art, visit galleries, museums, take workshops.

How to


Get the background first
Look for a good light - so you can get good shades
Simplify... Do you need this or that?
Create atmosphere - Feelings draw people to your art
90 rule - You do not find what to draw, just turn around and draw what is there!

Miscellaneous


"Frame provide a transition between the painting and its environment" (unknown)
So frame your art with good frame ;)
More to come...