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My work consists of mixing colored pencil lines to produce the intended color for realistic images and then translating these drawings into thread... mixing many threads – in free sewing machine embroidery – to create a different texture of the image. (B. J. Adams)

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is – as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. (Josef Albers)

Comics is a great medium to get a lot of stories out. (Sergio Aragones)

You can paint your soul with any medium. (Jeet Aulakh)

The quilt format is highly appropriate for repetition and serialization. Formal issues of balance and color, space and light in landscape (whether urban or rural) are endlessly engaging. I try to use the medium to its maximum, pushing well beyond tradition. (Elizabeth Barton)

I don't like things that can be reproduced. Wood isn't important in itself but rather in the fact that objects made in it are unique, simple, unpretentious. (Georg Baselitz)

Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated. (Alison Bechdel)

I use charcoal a lot. Partly because it has such a fantastic range but also because it is very easy to erase. For me, drawing is a lot to do with taking out, with returning to the white of the paper. (John Berger)

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls. (Ingrid Bergman)

I love my medium. (Brad Bird)

Once in a while, work with a medium that you're not used to. It is always an energizing experience, one that spills over into your 'regular' work. (Harley Brown)

Oriental brush and ink painting is an unforgiving art because you don't make corrections or re-work anything when you paint – whatever you produce, it's real, warts and all. (Lisa Chakrabarti)

Applying diluted acrylic gel medium to the surface of illustration board (Strathmore 500 series hot-press) enhances the results of watercolor. When sweeping a broad brush charged with color over the medium-coated surface, the paint immediately repels and creates exciting textures... (Cheng-Khee Chee)

Moving from watercolors to oils and back again never proved a problem for me, as the principles of successful realistic painting are the same in both mediums. Of course the application of paint is totally different. (Guy Corriero)

I found ways to seal off the powdery surface of pastel so that gold leaf can adhere to it. Similarly, I found ways to roughen the texture of the gold leaf so pastel can be applied over it. (Doug Dawson)

No one medium is inherently better than another. Truth to materials is important, but at the end it is not the medium that matters – it's the message. (Bryan Dunleavy)

It's important to me to be able to switch mediums often – even during the course of the same painting. (Sean Dye)

Because watercolor actually moves on the paper, it is the most active of all mediums, almost a performance art. (Nita Engle)

The medium bears the artist. (Don Flavin)

Drawing is the most inalienable medium. It is private; it practically doesn't have an audience in mind, just the artist's expression. (Betty Goodwin)

To know the medium you have to work in it. Allot. (Irwin Greenberg)

Today, very little serious oil or fresco restoration is undertaken in anything other than acrylics. (Ian Hebblewhite)

When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion are integrated with the medium of expression, every interview of the soul may become art. This is contingent upon mastery of the medium. (Hans Hofmann)

Choosing a medium or a mixture of mediums that best fit the demands of the subject is as important as the choice of palette. (Tom Huntley)

To get the medium's magic to work for one's aims rather than against them is to attain literacy. (Alan Kay)

Television – a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done. (Ernie Kovacs)

Direct address has been a consistent tactic in my work, regardless of the medium that I'm working in. (Barbara Kruger)

A good artist can make you forget the medium, like a magician not showing the wires. (Robert Levers)

Watercolour is probably the most satisfying of all mediums. Although difficult in the beginning, after practice its mysteries will unfold, providing the utmost pleasure for the dedicated. (Robert Lovett)

The media is not the art. (Lena Lucas)

Give the instruments a chance – their sounds are quite beautiful. (John Marin)

The thick and juicy stuff of paint is what I love and hope to preserve on the surface. (Jeanean Songco Martin)

A large part of the beauty of a picture arises from the struggle which an artist wages with his limited medium. (Henri Matisse)

Oil stick is not a delicate medium. The size of the sticks and the manner in which they are applied are conducive to vigorous handling. (Richard McDaniel)

Pastel is possibly the purest form of painting – we work with pure pigment and little else! (Amanda McLean)

The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium - that is, of any extension of ourselves - result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology. (Marshall McLuhan)

The body is our general medium for having a world. (Maurice Merleau-Ponty)

Etching is a beautiful medium. The result is rich, subtle tones achieved in no other way. (Jay Moore)

It is the medium, or the specific configuration of the medium, that we call a work of art that brings feeling into being... (Robert Motherwell)

Painting is a medium in which the mind can actualize itself; it is a medium of thought. Thus painting, like music, tends to become its own content. (Robert Motherwell)

The attractions of ceramics lie partly in its contradictions. It is both difficult and easy, with an element beyond our control. It is both extremely fragile and durable. Like 'Sumi' ink painting, it does not lend itself to erasures and indecision. (Isamu Noguchi)

Egg tempera combines the advantages of both oil and acrylic: it dries quickly, can be reworked, allows for a wide range of luminous and subtle colour effects, though not impasto, doesn't yellow or darken and is fairly portable. The only one that does not apply to egg tempera would be flexibility, as it works best on a rigid substrate. (Brigitte Nowak)

Asking whether oil or acrylic is the 'better' medium is like asking whether horses or rabbits are the fastest land animal. (Brigitte Nowak)

For me, painting is that magical material, that beautiful stuff that was invented, the ground-up pigments in oil which makes it very malleable. It can be manipulated and changed, darkened, lightened, given different hues and colors, so that by manipulating this material somehow I can find that figure I'm looking for, that figure that represents all the issues I'm bringing up and addressing. (Nathan Oliveira)

Pushing the medium toward its limits, the drawing becomes a painting. (Janine Parsons)

Observe that it is a great error to believe that all mediums of art are not closely tied to their time. (Camille Pissarro)

The art should have enough integrity to allow the medium to do what it does best. Using oil paint to be a second rate photograph or to replicate a mediocre watercolor serves no purpose other than to be seen as a gimmick. (William F. Reese)

Digital painting is another way to create images and is not automatically a short cut for artists who are frustrated by traditional painting. (Rosalind Rorke)

Woodblock printmaking is an aerobic art form. Carving, Inking and Burnishing to get imagery. (Graham Scholes)

If London is a watercolour, New York is an oil painting. (Peter Shaffer)

I almost never do drawings, because I have found over the years that doing something in one medium and translating into another doesn't work. I like to conceive a painting in real scale and in color. (Nelson Shanks)

Be sensitive to the qualities inherent in the medium. Paint honestly and avoid tricks. (John Sloan)

Watercolour is a fascinating medium, ideally suited to the nuances of landscape yet also ideal for spontaneous free expression. (Tony Smibert)

Music appeals to me for what can be done with it. (Leopold Stokowski)

I don't believe it matters what type of medium you use there is always an opportunity to keep the subject alive and moving. (Ken Strong)

Just because a particular medium has been used for making art, it does not necessarily follow that any use of it is art. For example, silence is an integral part of music, whereas a piece comprising of nothing but silence is not. (Billy Childish and Charles Thomson)

It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look. (Henry David Thoreau)

I don't believe anyone really likes paint, unless he's tempted to eat it. (Harold Town)

Paint. My life depends on it. (Suelin Low Chew Tung)

Paint is something that I use with my hands and do all those tactile things. I really don't like oil because you can't get back into it, or you make a mess. It's not my favourite thing... pencil is more my medium than wet paint. (Cy Twombly)

Encaustic gives markmaking a dimension... additive/subtractive. (Kay WalkingStick)

Man is the actual medium of expression - not the tool he elects to use as a means. (Edward Weston)

Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately. (Edward Weston)


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