"When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it – a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand – as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it’s bad art." - Marc Chagall
"Un croquis vaut mieux qu’un long discours."
Fr., "A sketch is better than a long speech."
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun."
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. -Vincent van Gogh