John Singer Sargent Quotes

No small dabs of colour – you want plenty of paint to paint with.  – John Singer Sargent

The thicker you paint, the more it flows. (John Singer Sargent)

Every time I paint a portrait, I lose a friend. (John Singer Sargent)

To work is to pray. (John Singer Sargent

Color is an inborn gift, but appreciation of value is merely training of the eye, which everyone ought to be able to acquire. (John Singer Sargent)

-on painting a watercolour…
Make the best of an emergency. (John Singer Sargent)

Cultivate an ever continuous power of observation. Wherever you are, be always ready to make slight notes of postures, groups and incidents. Store up in the mind… a continuous stream of observations from which to make selections later. Above all things get abroad, see the sunlight and everything that is to be seen. (John Singer Sargent)