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Painting Quotes and Captions to Inspire Your Artwork

Paintings are one of the oldest known human forms of art, Art for art’s sake means making pictures for pleasure and not money making. Painting is an art by which the painter can express his feelings without words. A picture can say without words, We all love pictures, they can be of different types. True arts baffles all formulas. Reality has moved ahead of the imagination. The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard. The inspiring words of Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh who put their heart and soul into their art. If you’re also into sketching, drawing and painting, these painting quotes and captions will totally inspire your artwork. You can share these captions on Instagram when you’re sharing your latest art with your friends.

Painting Quotes

  • “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.”
  • “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”
  • “If you are not skillful enough to sketch a man jumping out of a window in the time it takes him to fall from the fourth story to the ground, you will never be able to produce great works.
  • “The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerizes some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves.”
  • “A painting is worth a thousand confused art-gallery visitors.”
  • “I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it.”
  • “If the world really looks like that I will paint no more!”
  • “I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest
Quotes on painting hobby

“Painting is the most beautiful of all arts.”

  • “I paint flowers so they will not die.
  • “I think each of us, sometime in our life, has wanted to paint a picture.”
  • “I would like to paint the way a bird sings.”
  • “I believe, I believe every day is a good day when you paint.”
  • “It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said.”
  • “I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.”
  • “Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”
  • “I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”
  • “Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is a painting that speaks.”
  • “The abstraction is often the most definite form for the intangible thing in myself that I can clarify in paint.”
  • “I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image… because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.”
  • “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
  • “A hill or tree cannot make a good painting just because it is a hill or tree. It is lines and colors put together so that they may say something.”
  • “There is something particularly fascinating about seeing places you know in a piece of art – be that in a film, or a photograph, or a painting.”
  • “I wanted to paint a picture someday that people would stand before and forget that it was made of paint.”
  • “Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.”
  • “A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.”
  • “There is something beautiful about a blank canvas, the nothingness of the beginning that is so simple and breathtakingly pure. It’s the paint that changes its meaning and the hand that creates the story.
  • “Painting something that defies the law of the land and the law of gravity at the same time is ideal.”
  • “A fine work of art – music, dance, painting, story – has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place.”
  • “If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.”
  • “Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.”
  • “Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see.”
  • These famous artist quotes are as pleasing as their breathtaking works of art”
  • “I love to look at art, I love to look at paintings, and I almost feel like the experience isn’t complete until I’ve made something of my own.
  • “Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon.”
  • “Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.”
  • “The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”
  • “In the mind of every artist there is a masterpiece.
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“Every artist was first an amateur.”

  • “You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.”
  • “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”
  • “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
  • “Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind.
  • “Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.”
  • “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail
  • “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
  • “The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity.”
  • “Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.”
  • “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
  • “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”
  • “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
  • “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use the more you have.”
  • “To my mind a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful and pretty. There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.”
  • “Of all these the richest in beauty is the beautiful life. That is the perfect work of art.”
  • “A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.”
  • “Art is a line around your thoughts.”
  • “Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.”

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  • “Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.”
  • “Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.”
  • “You use a glass mirror to see your face; works of art to see your soul.”
  • “Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”
  • “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
  • “A blank canvas…has unlimited possibilities.”
  • “The discipline of creation, be it to paint, compose, write, is an effort towards wholeness.”
  • “The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.”
  • “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.”
  • “The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature.
  • “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
  • “Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”
  • “The painter who draws merely by practice and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror which copies every thing placed in front of it without being conscious of their existence.”
  • “The mind of the painter must resemble a mirror, which always takes the color of the object it reflects and is completely occupied by the images of as many objects as are in front of it.”
  • “Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity, and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.”
  • “Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
  • “Painting must be fertile. It must give birth to a world… it must fertilize the imagination.”
  • “To be an artist is to believe in life.
  • “Art is to console those who are broken by life.”
  • “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
  • “And then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”
  • “I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.”
  • “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
  • “One must spoil as many canvases as one succeeds with.”
  • “A simple line painted with the brush can lead to freedom and happiness.”
  • “Art is what you can get away with.”
  • “It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color – not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.”
  • “I paint the spirit and soul of what I see.”
  • “The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.”
  • “An artist must have his measuring tools not in the hand, but in the eye.”
  • “The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do
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“What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.”

  • “I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.”
  • “If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”
  • “I’m not performing miracles, I’m using up and wasting a lot of paint.”
  • “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
  • “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way things I had no words for.”
  • “A painted surface is a real, living form.”
  • “Abstract art should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed – after a while, you may like it or you may not.”
  • “Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. ”
  • “Without atmosphere a painting is nothing.”
  • “What art is, in reality, is this missing link, not the links which exist. It’s not what you see that is art; art is the gap.”
  • “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.”
  • “The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”


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