A canvas should capture more than the eye appreciates.

Artist: Johannes Vermeer

Everyone can capture an image.

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.

Artist: Ansel Adams

Modern digital cameras and smartphones allow anyone to save a jpeg or png.

The definition of a great picture is one that stays with you, one that you can’t forget. It doesn’t have to be technically good at all.

Artist: Steve McCurry

Truly great photographers will always be recognized.

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

Artist: Dorothea Lange

The ability to place the right pigment, the true survey of lighting and shadowing is important to the photographer,

but the paintbrush relies on a journey from a design that ends up with the mind and it’s interpretation of a concept that must meet what the mind and eye is committed to exhibit…

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced

Artist: Vincent Van Gogh

so that in the end, there exists a creation that is more than just the pleasant amounts of colors, hues, and shadows.

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.
Artist: Claude Monet

The canvas should both attract and entice you to enter and return again,

Artist: Claude Monet

as one would anticipate the arrival of a paramour.

The hard part is how to plan a picture so as to give to others what has happened to you. To render in paint an experience, to suggest the sense of light and color, of air and space.

Artist: Maxfield Parrish

To the photographer, this may not be the goal,

but to the painter,

Artist: Leonid Afremov

nothing is noble without it.

Artist: Leonid Afremov


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