I would think twice about designing stuff for which there was no need and which didn’t endure.
I’ve been amazed at how often those outside the discipline of design assume that what designers do is decoration. Good design is problem solving.
In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.
It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color – not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.
Luck is the residue of design.
I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
By the work one knows the workman.
Jean de La Fontaine
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is.
Things are beautiful if you love them.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Time extracts various values from a painter’s work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there’s no such thing as perfect.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
e. e. cummings
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
I'm very gregarious, but I love being in the hills on my own.