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Mary Beth McKenzie Quotes



Quotes by Mary Beth McKenzie - (11 quotes)

Mary Beth McKenzie - From the Anxiety category:

Most beginners are too anxious for results. Real progress takes place over a long period of time. (Mary Beth McKenzie)

Mary Beth McKenzie - From the Artists category:

Artists make things so much easier for themselves when they learn to trust their eyes. (Mary Beth McKenzie)

Mary Beth McKenzie - From the Beginning category:

I usually start by doing one or more color studies of the subject on a piece of canvas taped to cardboard. (Mary Beth McKenzie)

Mary Beth McKenzie - From the Change category:

A painting has its own existence and reality, and I make changes freely to meet the painting's needs. This sometimes takes me in another direction. (Mary Beth McKenzie)

Mary Beth McKenzie - From the Evolution category:

You have to evolve as an artist, and this is really a lifelong process. (Mary Beth McKenzie)

Mary Beth McKenzie - From the Form category:

Nothing is more beautiful than a line that brings out a form. (Mary Beth McKenzie)

Mary Beth McKenzie - From the Importance category:

Leaving some areas less finished in a painting, or more out of focus than others, allows the imagination to finish them and gives more importance to the detailed parts. (Mary Beth McKenzie)

Mary Beth McKenzie - From the Painting category:

Everything in painting is about relationship, so I judge each area by its relationship to the surrounding areas. (Mary Beth McKenzie)

Mary Beth McKenzie - From the Portraiture category:

I always work directly from life, partly because I really enjoy having an interaction with the person in front of me but also because I love having a direct response to shape and color. (Mary Beth McKenzie)

Mary Beth McKenzie - From the Problems category:

Sometimes working on one painting will help solve a problem in another painting. (Mary Beth McKenzie)

Mary Beth McKenzie - From the Sleep category:

Cats sleep in a state of total abandon, and I find that state very interesting in people as well. (Mary Beth McKenzie)