Believing in yourself is the first step to anything
I put my heart and soul into my work,
and I have lost my mind in the process.
— Vincent van Gogh
I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.
~Vincent van Gogh
I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.
Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
~Leonardo da Vinci
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
Everyone wants to understand painting. Why is there no attempt to understand the song of the birds?
Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
Every painting is a war. You have to struggle every day, and to struggle every day with your inadequacies is a damn nuisance.
~ Neil Welliver