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Marvin Humphrey Quotes

Quotes by Marvin Humphrey - (16 quotes)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Composition category:

As in construction, correct support is a priority. Everything must be balanced, straight, level, plumb, and square. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Creativity category:

It always amazes me when a spark of something I've started takes on a life of its own, and suggests steps to take in its own formation. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Critics category:

Pontificating talkers/writers have historically been more highly revered as 'experts' on any subject than actual achievers. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Edges category:

This is basic. Most of what we see is soft-edged. Lubrication (medium), ample paint, and larger brushes for blending are essential for tactile, attractive paintings. Hard edges are great for sign painting. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Education category:

The last true venue of art education was in Paris, 150 years ago. We art 'students' need a solid foundation in the craft. Original ideas and concepts are purely personal. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Experiments category:

As painting well is difficult, there will be some failings along the way. The element of experimentation is part of creativity, so results are not completely predictable. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Fashion category:

Yep, we're like those 2-year-olds in a room full of toys. When one child picks up a particular toy, another child is suddenly interested in it. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Generosity category:

Picasso said that the sale of every one of his works was like having a little piece of himself taken away. In this sense, he could be regarded as a very generous person. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Imitation category:

The biggest inhibitor to making art is the thought that whatever you do must be completely unique. Go ahead and use those techniques you've picked up from others; the more work you do, the more your personal, distinct style will develop. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Joy category:

The joy of creativity is a product of the freedom you feel by following the dictates of your whimsical Right Brain. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Money category:

Money isn't everything but it does buy peace of mind. When the bills are paid, with enough left over for a relatively comfortable life, almost anyone can apply themselves to paint! (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Nudes category:

A thorough understanding of the anatomy of the human figure in its ideal form is fundamental to relating to, and interpreting, our perception of the world. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Quality category:

Quality stands the test of time. Monetary reward is not directly connected. Mozart was buried in a pauper's grave; Snoop Dogg is presently enjoying his millions. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Signatures category:

Not wanting my signature to be obtrusive, I usually inscribe it modestly in pencil right into the wet paint. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Standards category:

Forget the 'experts', award-givers, and dealers. Your personal 'high standards' are known only to you, and are necessary. (Marvin Humphrey)

Marvin Humphrey - From the Words category:

The acts of painting and sculpting are a little mysterious... semi-automatic, and intuitive. Words get in the way; they confuse and obfuscate the creative process. (Marvin Humphrey)