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Signs and symbols to live by

Once the painter was making signs and symbols for people to live by: now he makes things to hang on walls at exhibitions.

Colin McCahon in McCahon Country by Justin Paton

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Mosaic of shapes

[A painting is] not a drawing; it’s a mosaic of shapes.

Michael Chamberlain on The Artful Painter
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Painting without understanding drawing

It’s futile to paint without having a solid understanding of drawing.

Daniel Sprick on The Plein Air Podcast

I’m glad quite a lot of my night class has focused on drawing. I’ve just set myself a reminder to draw something each day.

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The debris of life

What I like in artists is not perfection, but the debris of life.

William Robinson on Talking With Painters
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Why draw?

One of the most important things [Ned Jacob] said to me over the many years I studied with him was: Drawing will set you free. He never really explained what that meant, but over time I figured it out. So, now I am telling you: Drawing will set you free.

Deborah Paris, The Landscape Atelier

Read the rest of the post. It gives six very good reasons why drawing will set you free (in your art making).

P. S. This is my 100th post! 🎉