To see without distortion takes some courage.
An artist has to look at life as when he was a child,
to see things for the first time, every time.
Forget all roses that were ever painted.
Reality begins when you no longer understand
a single thing you do or know
and there remains in you an energy,
And opposition makes it stronger.
An artist can’t be prisoner of himself,
a prisoner of manner, of success,
Be happy with a good day’s work,
enlightening the fog that’s all around us.
Seek the strongest color.
Content is not important.
A certain blue enters your soul.
A certain red affects your blood.
A thimbleful of red is redder than a bucketful.
Don’t wait for inspiration.
It comes while you are working.
is the newspaper of the soul.
From the words of Henri Matisse
Linda Frye Burnham 2011