Though underestimated by some, Prince Charles will undoubtedly be a good King. As a painter he has learned that the process, the concept of ever-learning, holds more riches than the becoming or the being.
The figurative well rendered is based on logical sensuality whereas the abstract is rooted in sensual logic.
The constant craving to render easy everything we do is the very act by which we ultimately destroy all vestiges of human creative potential.
The ability to see and listen determines whether our artwork is worthy of being looked upon and appreciated over centuries.
You know it is too cold in the studio for the nude model when you discover yourself focused on the rendering of goosebumps.
To render subjects well, we must see them – not impose upon them what we see.
To observe is to see beyond looking.
Complementaries and contrasts. Everything is about complementaries and contrasts.
When I impose upon the world my artwork, there is very little life in it. But when I take notice of the world and its offerings – how they affect who I am and how I feel about this environment of discoveries and its ever altered balance of pleasures and pain – my work is immediately more vibrant.
Aux jeunes peintres je dis – peignez sans mettre l’accent sur vos désirs, vos rêves, vos détresses ou votre nombril. Le devoir d’un peintre n’est pas de chigner, mais de peindre, de rendre vrai ce que vous observez. Votre rôle n’en est pas un de supériorité, mais plutôt celui de raconteur avisé. Ce n’est pas aux soi-disant artistes-peintres de prêcher la foi, mais de permettre au monde de découvrir la leur. Enfin, dites-vous “peintres”. C’est à la postérité de vous couronner artiste. – 07