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I try to record coldly. My hand should be a kind of seismograph giving body to the traces left by the circuit of the imagination. (Valerio Adami)

Our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment. (Joseph Addison)

Art is making something better without knowing what better is until you make it. (Darby Bannard)

In time, if there are to be good paintings, an underlying visual concept guides the application of paint. (Robert Bissett)

With an apple I will astonish Paris. (Paul Cezanne)

Care and application are necessary... In truth, whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Time spent not applying material to a work of art is as important as applying it... kind of like music, where the pleasant order of a composition is only due to the calculated silence between the audible rhythms. (Nikki Coulombe)

The less apparent the means and manner of the artist, the more directly will his work appeal to the understanding and the feelings. (Asher B. Durand)

Discussing concepts and exploring alternatives prime the pump but they are not doing. (John Gargano)

Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it. (Robbie Gass)

I hate to see things done by halves. If it be right, do it boldly – if it be wrong, leave it undone. (Bernard Gilpin)

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Every word or concept, clear as it may seem to be, has only a limited range of applicability. (Werner Karl Heisenberg)

One must be entirely sensitive to the structure of the material that one is handling. One must yield to it in tiny details of execution, perhaps the handling of the surface or grain, and one must master it as a whole. (Barbara Hepworth)

First, I want to keep my initial applications of pigment fairly light and sketchy to permit corrections of the drawing and composition. (Sidney Hermel)

We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way. (John Holt)

What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. (Samuel Johnson)

What you do when you paint, you take a brush full of paint, get paint on the picture, and you have faith. (Willem de Kooning)

Apply yourself to your work with everything you have. (Dana Levin)

A drawing may be 'painterly,' and a painting may have a 'well-drawn' element. Drawing and painting interact constantly, even in the most definitive cases. (Richard McDaniel)

Take clear water with grass waving at the bottom. It's wonderful to look at, but to try to paint it is enough to make one insane. (Claude Monet)

Opaque applications are useful in creating high color intensities, a feeling of solidity in forms where desired, and highlights or accents. (Michael Nevin)

Slits in nothingness are not very easy to paint. (Georgia O'Keeffe)

There are artists 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)

I see no thread running through my work; I simply get on with my life and my painting. (John Piper)

The initial application of paint provokes spontaneous responses that result in subsequent decisions... unlimited possibilities in technique and design. (Carlton Plummer)

We must learn to apply all that we know so that we can attract all that we want. (Jim Rohn)

My paint isn't anonymously handled. I'm not trying to paint with enormous bravura, but I'm also not trying to paint completely flat. (Mark Schlesinger)

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. (Norman Schwartzkopf)

A painting's appealing detail may principally represent the successful application of suggestion. (Ian Semple)

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Learn diligence before speedy execution. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Paint should not be applied thick. It should be like a breath on the surface of a pane of glass. (James Abbot McNeill Whistler)


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