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The purity of a single heart matters, even in the midst of a savage battle.

Rebecca K. Reynolds
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No more excuses

Most people say, “I can never draw a straight line”. Well, I can’t either.

Dan McCaw (painter of more than 50 years), The Artful Painter Podcast
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Drawing is foundational

Drawing is foundational – the basis for all art making. If you don’t know how to draw, it’s more difficult to construct shapes and good painting compositions. It’s difficult to communicate your ideas to others. It’s difficult to do any pre-planning drawings or value studies for your paintings.

David M. Kessler
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On McCahon returning to the story of Veronica

The story of a humble fabric marked with miraculous presence is one with understandable allure for painters, whose entire studio lives are devoted to trying to imbue pieces of canvas with flickers of life and truth.

Justin Paton, McCahon Country
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Community, not competition

The idea of there being ‘competition’ in art is to my mind an alien concept, I have experienced nothing but help and cooperation amongst artists that I come into contact with…. We are not competitors we are community and it is from that standpoint that we support each other and collectively improve.

Nicholas Elliott

Check out the painting that goes with Nicholas’s post. He’s been doing a series of cup still lifes, and I particularly like this one. It takes on a whole new meaning with the name Community.