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#1. Never knowingly leave anything wrong on your canvas. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#2. Your rules should arise out of your passions and your experience with what works for you. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#3. Whenever I can, I paint the powerful and obvious things in my subject first. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#4. There are times when I have started a work with an end in mind, but then, for one reason or another, as my picture unfolded, it emphatically suggested another direction ... I always accept the risk and go for it. I'm convinced that at such times my painting is wiser than I am. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#5. An incomplete sketch superbly executed is power. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#6. The grandest and simplest things contain worlds within worlds. Seeing them is a matter of the right point of view, and your painter's eye is the special portal to such sights. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#7. You can stick with a few clear-cut values, which are stronger than a multitude of values and will obviously yield a stronger painting. But not all subjects or light conditions appear that way ... be sensible and paint with values that are appropriate and faithful to your subject. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#8. I see the things and people and events in my daily world as an endless succession of paintings. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#9. How often have we all come to that crucial point in a painting where it is practically 'begging' us to stop before we ruin it? We have all had that experience and we risk failure, or at the least mediocrity, if we ignore the voice in our art. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#10. When we are bursting with some wordless experience, Art is our voice, the song of the heart. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#11. If there is a conflict in your mind between what you know and what you are seeing, paint what you see because if you don't, the result will look like something that isn't there. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#12. It often takes two to do a good painting - one to paint it, and another to rap the painter smartly with a hammer before he or she can ruin it. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#13. The strength and clarity of the picture you envision at the start will tell you when you are done. You are finished when you have said what you wish to say, when nothing added can make it better. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#14. In a sense, every work you do is a self-portrait because your paintings always reveal more about you than about your subject. Your experience of something, not the something itself, is the true underlying subject of every work you do. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#15. If we only thought of our feet as we walk, we'd miss everything else. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#16. All great art originates from the innocent child within us expressing itself through the wisdom, experience and skill of an adult. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#17. Use lots of paint and don't worry, they will make more ... - Author: Richard Schmid
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#18. Don't go overboard with exotic or complex ways to paint. Stick to simple solutions, unless there is a good reason to do otherwise. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#19. As painters ... we must always remember that our precious poetic visions and spiritual insights will remain forever locked within us until we can boil them down to a complex arrangement of a few hundred or possibly even thousands of brushstrokes ... - Author: Richard Schmid
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#20. I alone must solve my problem. I have to clear my mind of everything else, think hard, analyze, explore my options, plan a strategy for the immediate situation, and then do whatever it takes. Sometimes it means scraping off what I have done and starting over again and again. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#21. Underlying all your choices, particularly subject matter and the way you represent it, should be your own personal scruples, the standards and rules that you voluntarily set for yourself, and which you may change or abandon whenever you choose - without explanation to anyone. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#22. Be prepared! All of your gear should be in a state of readiness so you can concentrate on painting. Choose your brushes as you would choose weapons before battle. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#23. My idealism is clearly one reason I'm an artist. I see art as one of mankind's more sublime acts, as a vital counterbalance to our base impulses . - Author: Richard Schmid
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#24. Talent, don't bother about wether or not you have it. Just assume that you do, and forget about it. Talent is a word we use after someone has become accomplished. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#25. I honestly believe students of painting in the next century will laugh at the abstract art movement. They will marvel at such a drawn-out regression in the plastic arts. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#26. Make your art a gift of inspiration to others to work toward better things. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#27. Don't wish for "secrets" of the masters, either. There are none worth fooling with. They had no special mediums or paints, nor special brushes that made their work great. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#28. What sets you apart from the rest of humanity is your ability to give visual form to an idea - the skill to transform it into something more than merely the insight or perception alone. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#29. Be flexible - the order in which you introduce the elements of a painting should not be a rigid system. What worked last time may not work this time. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#30. Scan your subject for things that are clearly impossible. After all, paint isn't magic! If you see that certain elements in the subject are beyond the limits of your pigments, try to form an idea beforehand of how you are going to handle those areas when you get to them. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#31. Paint like a pig eats. - Author: Richard Schmid
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