+ The artist
who paints the emotions creates an enclosed world.. the picture.. which, like
a book, has the same interest no matter where it happens to be. Such an artist,
we may imagine, spends a great deal of time doing nothing but looking, both around
him and inside him.
+ A painting that is well composed is half finished.
The important thing is to remember what most impressed you and to put it on canvas
as fast as possible.
It seemed to me that it was possible to translate light, forms, and character
using nothing but color, without recourse to values.
The painter's only solid ground is the palette and colors, but as soon as the
colors achieve an illusion, they are no longer judged
The principal subject is the surface, which has its color, its laws over and above
those of object.