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A great thought…

May 20, 2010

I found this quote on Jan Olsen’s blog “Observe Closely”.  There is so much truth to it, and I need to remember it.

“It is better to paint for one minute a day than to think about it for 24 hours a day; one learns more in that one minute of painting than in thinking about it for 24 hours.”

There’s always the discovery of a new color combination, a different brush stroke, a new paint consistency… I’ve had paintings take a completely different direction because of a simple moment of experimentation.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Candace X. Moore permalink
    May 20, 2010 12:42 pm

    A good thought, Ralph. Thanks for passing it along. C

  2. May 20, 2010 10:43 pm


    I like that quote! It’s better to paint for 1 minute… So true!


  3. amy permalink
    October 27, 2010 9:23 pm

    That is something i needed to hear…..thanks God bless you

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