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Liz Reday Quotes

Quotes by Liz Reday - (15 quotes)

Liz Reday - From the Artists category:

I submit that the artist who gets out of the studio and connects with galleries, art dealers, famous collectors and makes himself a likable character in a genuine way, stands more of a chance of success than the introverted but wildly talented artist who doesn't like socializing. I sympathize. (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Colour category:

I take a break and do some close-up figurative pieces, just taking enjoyment in the way the colors butt up against each other in a pleasurable way... happily exploring. (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Contemporary Art category:

For me, as an artist, conceptual art would be like conducting a symphony orchestra without knowing the joy of playing a single instrument. The visceral feel of paint is far more attractive. (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Criticism category:

If you can't handle criticism, you're in the wrong game - forget art, join a support group. (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Exhaustion category:

I've reached a peak of stimulation and exhaustion - painting like a wild woman from daybreak to past sunset, up hills, down mountains, bungied myself and my easel to the pier as gale force winds blew all the fog away and caused the ocean to trip the light fantastic. (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Focus category:

Focus and time limits - works for me. Small size canvases are also good tools to increase focus. (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Gender category:

I highly recommend this approach to young women: Sow your wild oats and learn what the world can teach. Also it helps being young and cute with good health and a sense of humor. (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Improvisation category:

The artist needs to be open to radical changes and shifts in direction. Sticking to a prearranged plan for a painting can be deadly - you need to think on your feet; the muse moves fast. Art is caught in the moment after years of rehearsal. (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Painting category:

Art is love! Painting is the most joyful, the most absorbing, the most interesting thing I know. It is a positive experience (when I'm not gnashing my teeth in frustration). (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Photography category:

The camera can be an obstacle to personal observation. We don't need a camera to see things, we have eyes... photos lie, they change colors and values, they give us way too much information, and they can take the soul and individuality of the artist's personal vision out of the painting. (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Plein-Air category:

To speed things up even more, lay out your palette in one of those plastic boxes with a lid, set up the easel at the back of the car, and have brushes, turps, etc. back there, too. Then drive around on a windy day with lots of fast moving clouds. (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Power category:

I need to simplify my compositions, make my statements, and sacrifice other (beautiful) areas of the canvas in order to keep my focal point powerful. By flitting all over the canvas and rendering details subordinate to my central point, I water down the power of the image. (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Questions category:

Where do we learn how and when to talk about our art?... Why are some people so magnetic when they're just standing there saying nothing? What kind of school is going to teach us this stuff? (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Simplicity category:

The tendency to keep adding things to a painting when it's not quite there yet is the road to perdition. (Liz Reday)

Liz Reday - From the Subject category:

My inner consciousness no longer interests me as a motif for my painting when the world outside is of such mind-boggling beauty. It's all good: abstract, representational, altered states, etc... (Liz Reday)