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Here the painter comes forward by spontaneity... It is our dynamism that should help us to transcend what immerses us in turbid water, which again makes us discover what is in us and what is outside us. (Pierre Alechinsky)

A woman or man dare not be called a worthy model so long as they are ignorant of the spontaneous nature of art. (David Allio)

Intent is a tool, not an obstacle, to seek spontaneity. (Kelly Borsheim)

Do not be afraid that too much labour over the composition is going to kill the spontaneity. Those who absorb and digest their experiences are, of a sudden, mountains of strength and can produce pictures with spontaneous start and finish. (John F. Carlson)

I work in whatever medium likes me at the moment. (Marc Chagall)

No art was ever less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters. Of inspiration, spontaneity and temperament I know nothing. (Edgar Degas)

Usually it's a pretty calculated, sustained, and slow process by which you develop something. The effect can be one of spontaneity, but that's part of the artistry. (Richard Estes)

I want to own a motif so that it flows from my hands effortlessly. That way, it's still spontaneous; I just know where I'm going. (Peter Fiore)

I am motivated to find the essence of my subjects through spontaneity and gesture. Viewers can interpret as they wish... Thus they become more personally involved with what they see before them. (Susan Flaig)

Dismiss thoughts of 'good, bad, right, wrong, success, failure' - be spontaneous. (Josh Goldberg)

Spontaneity is the quality of being able to do something just because you feel like it at the moment, of trusting your instincts, of taking yourself by surprise and snatching from the clutches of your well-organized routine a bit of unscheduled pleasure. (Richard Iannelli)

If the image was sketched onto the canvas and spontaneously drawn, colour would often be restrained and unfree... The most important and the most difficult liberation process we went through, the one that has distinguished our art, was the freeing of colour, the transition to a painterly spontaneity. (Asger Jorn)

It's not just that toil allows the appearance of spontaneity. It allows the actuality of spontaneity. (Paul Kane)

The best way to retain a fresh sense of spontaneity is to merely suggest a few details in some areas, rather than carefully define every detail in the subject. (Brent R. Laycock)

Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem. (Rollo May)

If one has to think about the next brush stroke, then the train to spontaneity has been missed. (Doug Mays)

Spontaneity needn't suffer from preplanning. (James McFarlane)

There is something else to be said about this immediate, spontaneous way of working, and that is this: in such moments, one is playing at the game of creation. (Henry Miller)

The best is that which is most spontaneous or seemingly so. (Isamu Noguchi)

To be spontaneous means not to act out of the past, because out of the past is all cunningness, cleverness, calculation, arithmetic. (Osho)

The initial acrylic 'block in' was so spontaneous and exciting... I have to ask myself, at what point is this not a finished painting? (John Stuart Pryce)

I am neither spontaneous nor ready for anything. (David Rakoff)

Spontaneity is not enough – or, to be more exact, spontaneity is not possible until there is an unconscious coordination of form, space and vision. (Herbert Read)

People think I'm spontaneous, but I'm not. (Charles Reid)

The most difficult part of creation is keeping that freshness, that spontaneity that looks as if a painting 'just happened.' (Anne Adams Robertson Massie)

If children are different from us, they are more spontaneous. Grown-up lives have become overlaid with dross. (Maurice Sendak)

With the changing light, movement and weather, the artist learns to paint quickly with a sense of spontaneity, making the act of painting an adventure. (Randall Sexton)

-interview, Art of Watercolor, Dec, 2011...
It's easy to be spontaneous in watercolor on a small scale, more difficult to be so on a large scale. In any case, I make an effort to at least create the illusion of spontaneity. (Nicholas Simmons)

If you have the perseverance, courage and the confidence to unleash your trained skills without too much interference from the analytical or left side of the brain, the spontaneity that results can be exhilarating. (Ken Strong)

When the entire process becomes a prescribed ritual that does not allow for spontaneous variations and reactions, the vitality of the medium and our relation to it suffers. (Jerry Uelsmann)

The spontaneous is the most beautiful thing that can appear in a picture, but nothing in art appears less spontaneously than that. (Jeff Wall)

Spontaneity is being present in the present. (Wei Wu Wei)

Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface. (Marianne Williamson)

Once you open the bottle, get out of the way! (William Wingert)


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