|John Sargent, "Dr. Fitzwilliam Sargent," oil on canvas 1886|
"Make the best of an emergency." (speaking about watercolor)
"The thicker you paint the more it flows."
"Mine is the horny hand of toil."
|Edward Hopper, "Early Sunday Morning," oil, 1930|
"If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."
"All I really want to do is paint light on the side of a house."
"It's probably a reflection of my own, if I may say, loneliness. I don't know. It could be the whole human condition."
|Andrew Wyeth, "The Crossing," tempera, 2002|
"I'm much more interested in the mood of a thing than in the truth of a thing."
"When you lose your simplicity you lose your drama."
"It's a moment that I'm after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment."