The road to mastery


If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius.


Perfection is no small thing, but it is made up of small things.


I know of no genius but the genius of hard work.
Joseph Mallord William Turner


As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress, each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward.
Vincent van Gogh


If you aim to dispense with method, learn method. If you aim at facility, work hard. If you aim for simplicity, master complexity.
Lu Ch'ai


With age, art and life become one.
Georges Braque


There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.
Henry Moore


The path to youth takes a lifetime.
Pablo Picasso


It takes a long, long time to be young.
Pablo Picasso


When you're really young, you're young for life.
Pablo Picasso

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Pablo Picasso

We don't grow older, we grow riper.
Pablo Picasso


And now, I feel at 85, I really feel that I'm just ready to start.
Gordon Parks


One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
Man Ray


In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
Ansel Adams


Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters.
Harry Callahan


I've explored a variety of directions and themes over the years. But I think in my painting you can see the signature of one artist, the work of one wrist.
Helen Frankenthaler

We artists find great fulfillment in pursuing our craft, but we are always dissatisfied with the results, which pushes us toward growth and excellence.
Steve Easterwood


Individuality realized is the supreme attainment of the human soul, the master-master’s work of art. Individuality is sacred.
Frank Lloyd Wright