Brenda Behr quotes
Art quotes search by Author:

Join thousands of others and get the twice-weekly art letter.
Subscription is free.

Absolutely free, no strings. Sign up to the twice-weekly letter and join our art community.

art quotes

Brenda Behr Quotes

Quotes by Brenda Behr - (18 quotes)

Brenda Behr - From the Appreciation category:

If Van Gogh were alive today and I could say something to him to make him more appreciative of what turned out to be his very short life, I would say to him, 'The sales will eventually come. Embrace what you do have. Embrace your brother.' (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Confidence category:

I like to think of sketching as the calisthenics of painting. The better one can draw, the more confidence one will have when putting down a brush stroke. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Education category:

We are all students. The moment we believe we have 'arrived,' we're in trouble. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Failure category:

There is no such thing as a failed painting, there is only practice for a successful one... as long as there are artists who paint better than I do, I will remain a student. I expect to die a student. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Humility category:

Some of the best artists I've known have enormous humility. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Music category:

If we can dance to music, certainly we can paint to it. In fact, I'd rather paint to music than dance to it. How 'bout we all start a show called Painting with the Stars? (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Painting category:

Painting doesn't cheat on me, die or otherwise desert me, and it certainly doesn't bore me. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Plein-Air category:

Shade trees are heroes to a lowly, overheated plein-air painter. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Politics category:

I've concluded that although Capitalism allows us to dream, encourages us to compete and leaves open our road to success, it has a major downfall. And that downfall is Greed. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Portraiture category:

I tell my customers, 'If it's a photographic likeness you want, you need to go to a photographer.' I've never had a customer walk away when I say these words. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Purpose category:

There are only two reasons we create art: for ourselves and for others. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Realism category:

Photo-realistic painting is to impressionism what a ballroom waltz is to Argentine tango. Once you've done tango, the waltz seems stilted, controlled and oh so dull. Give me the passion, the sexiness and the bravura of the tango, thank you very much. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Routine category:

A shift in our routines is invigorating. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Satisfaction category:

Stopping and starting a painting for me is like being interrupted in the process of making love. Will I be able to go there again? I hate going back into a painting. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Seeing category:

We draw best that which is most familiar to us; we see best that which is new to us. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Style category:

The subject, the light, the time of day and my mood tell me how something should be executed. I am not a Photoshop filter that wishes to impose my style on all that inspires me. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Work category:

Whistle while you work. Smile as you paint. It will remind you (and others) how fortunate you are. (Brenda Behr)

Brenda Behr - From the Workshops category:

My favorite workshop teachers are those who on occasion take a class or a workshop themselves. (Brenda Behr)