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Harvey Dunn Quotes

Quotes by Harvey Dunn - (17 quotes)

Harvey Dunn - From the Composition category:

When you feel like putting something into your picture or do not know what is the matter with it, take something out. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Contrasts category:

When values are contrasting, use subtle color. When values are subtle, use contrasting color. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Copying category:

Pictorial art is relating tones to create beauty - like chords of music - not the faithful copying of the model. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Desire category:

A man of but mediocre talent who is furiously driven by deep desire will get somewhere. He who doesn't desire deeply isn't hurt much by failure. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Desire category:

Merely knowing your craft will never be enough to make a picture. If you ever amount to anything at all, it will be because you were true to that deep desire or ideal which made you seek artistic expression in pictures. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Encouragement category:

I believe in discouraging all I can, because if I can discourage them, it will save them from floundering around about ten years of their lives before finding out they are in the wrong profession. The real ones can't be discouraged. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Form category:

Form is expressed in the light tones by dark accents, in the dark tones by light accents. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Ideas category:

Ideas are intelligent active things which present themselves to your consciousness for expression. You can only be receptive and express them as they will be expressed. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Importance category:

You must make the main thing in your picture appear most important. If anyone tells me my hat is more important than my head - by God I'm taking off my hat. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Integrity category:

If you want to be clever in your picture, don't let anybody catch you at it. If they catch you, you're not clever. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Light category:

A background can be painted in the same range of values as the foreground by reversing the light effect. In the shadow plane, paint the lights cool and the shadows warm, and in the sunlight plane, paint the lights warm and shadows cool. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Lines category:

The character, position and weight of an object are in the edge. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Painting category:

If your life is full, you will paint full pictures. If it is empty, your pictures will be empty too. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Teaching category:

The most fruitful and worthwhile thing I have ever done has been to teach. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Titles category:

Any picture that needs a caption is a weak picture. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Tones category:

Do not have an important dark and important light in the same picture they will destroy each other. (Harvey Dunn)

Harvey Dunn - From the Worth category:

To paint a mass simple and big you must keep out all the lights and darks that do not belong to its general value. (Harvey Dunn)