I shut my eyes in order to see.
Paul Gauguin


I prefer to see with closed eyes.
Josef Albers


When I close my eyes my vision is even more powerful.
Giorgio de Chirico


One eye sees, the other feels.
Paul Klee


Close your bodily eye, that you may see your picture first with the eye of the spirit. Then bring to light what you have seen in the darkness, that its effect may work back, from without to within.
Caspar David Friedrich


My paintings are not about what is seen. They are about what is known forever in the mind.
Agnes Martin


The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself. If he sees nothing within, then he should stop painting what is in front of him.
Caspar David Friedrich


Still, in a way, nobody sees a flower really, it is so small, we haven't time and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
Georgia O'Keeffe


There is a mysterious relationship between painting and making music. The two activities seem to feed one another.
Eleanor Blair


Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.
Pablo Picasso


How wonderful it is when that moment of true seeing comes and I'm transported to that point when eyes, hand and mind work as the child in all of us.
Alan Feltus


Look at everything in the world as if you are seeing it for the first time, and paint everything as if you were seeing it for the last time.
Andrew Hamilton