Only when he no longer knows what he is doing
does the painter do good things.
Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Genius is the ability to see things invisible,
to manipulate things intangible,
to paint things that have no features.
When something needs to be painted,
it lets me know.
Somehow the painting soothed him. It verified his fears.
But it also informed him that fear was wonderful.
Painting is poetry
that is seen rather than felt,and
poetry is painting
that is felt rather than seen.
~Leonardo da Vinci
The painter turns a poem into a painting;
the musician sets a picture to music.
Abstract paintings must be as real as those
created by the 16th century Italians.
The painting has a life of its own.
I try to let it come through.
Abstract painting is abstract.
It confronts you.
There was a reviewer a while back who wrote
that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end.
He didn’t mean it as a compliment,
but it was.
A painting is never finished-
it simply stops in interesting places.
I’ve been doing a lot of abstract painting lately,
I just think about it.