Monday, August 6, 2012

TOP TEN: Paintings & Quotes -- All About RED

The paintings are mine; the quotes are by others.  Most of those quoted are artists -- painters and designers . . .

1)  Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.   - Bill Blass

2)  It is not pure fantasy to say that the color red is like the sound of a trumpet.   - Joyce Carey

3)  Painters use red like spice.    - Derek Jarman

4)  I want a red to be sonorous, to sound like a bell.  If it doesn't turn out that way, I add more reds and other colors until I get it.    - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

5)  Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue.  Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are, or people might think we're stupid.    - Jules Feiffer

6)  My mother warned me to avoid things colored red.    - Claes Oldenburg

7)  You can't go wrong with the use of red; every painting should have red in it.  - George De Groat  

8)  A certain blue enters your soul.  A certain red has an effect on your blood pressure. . . and
A thimbleful of red is redder than a bucketful.    - Henri Matisse

9)  Of all the hues, reds have the most potency.  If there is one electric blue, a dozen reds are so charged.  Use them to punctuate white, burn into bronzes, or dynamite black.  -Jack Lenor Larsen

10)  Oh, yes!  He loved yellow, did good Vincent . . . when the two of us were together in Arles, both of us insane, and constantly at war over beautiful colors, I adored red; where could I find a perfect vermilion?    - Paul Gauguin

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my gosh, I just found your site, and I LOVE your art! I have a thing for watercolor and am very "green", but am learning. If I would keep at it, instead of taking a class here and there, and then not painting for,..years- I might improve! I can't wait to try your tutorials here! I love your style, and bright, bright colors! Thank you for your website, and i would love to take a workshop from you in person someday! Nancy