quote by Peter Shaffer

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.

— Peter Shaffer

Most Powerful Watercolors quotations

This isn't a watercolor, it's a mural.

I have always striven to fix beauty in wood, stone, glass or pottery, in oil or watercolor by using whatever seemed fittest for the expression of beauty, that has been my creed.

After a few thousand watercolors you will find that you have fallen in love with paper and paint.

The good watercolors take a lifetime - plus a half an hour.

What distinguishes a mathematical model from, say, a poem, a song, a portrait or any other kind of "model," is that the mathematical model is an image or picture of reality painted with logical symbols instead of with words, sounds or watercolors.

I have been doodling with ink and watercolor on paper all my life.

It's my way of stirring up my imagination to see what I find hidden in my head. I call the results dream pictures, fantasy sketches, and even brain-sharpenin g exercises.

My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors, but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish.

I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature.

But they are always works of art. Are there no artists who have done erotic pictures?

I really think that everyone should have watercolors, magnetic poetry, and a harmonica.

You will see, in the future I will live by my watercolors.

On a morning from a Bogart movie, in a country where they turn back time.

You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre, contemplating a crime. She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running like a watercolor in the rain. Don't bother asking for explanations, she'll just tell you that she came in the year of the cat.

Whether a watercolor is inferior to an oil [painting], or whether a drawing, an etching, or a photograph is not as important as either, is inconsequent. To have to despise something in order to respect something else is a sign of impotence.

It's such a human condition, whether you're a great track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors - someone knows who you are.

Because watercolor actually moves on the paper, it is the most active of all mediums, almost a performance art.

Novels are like paintings, specifically watercolors.

Every stroke you put down you have to go with. Of course you can rewrite, but the original strokes are still there in the texture of the thing.

My father taught me to paint when I was young with watercolors and so I learned at a very young age the essential elements of the value of light and composition.

You have this preconceived notion of him [Sly Stallone] as a big, tough guy, but he speaks four languages and he likes to watercolor.

To me, watercolor is a Western medium, so when I feel like I am using a Western manner I will use English to sign my name.

And, of course, I began drawing so much - wild, undisciplined pencil drawings and watercolors of knights battling and such.

What I love about watercolor is that a lot of happy accidents occur.

For the patient who remained hospitalized a long time, an insidious metamorphosis took place - the outside world dimmed and faded like a watercolor exposed to the sun, while the hospital became the center and the only real part of the universe.

Watercolors is the first and the last thing an artist does.

The book recounts stories from my half-century of experience in the world of architecture and my journey of discovery of the importance of considering humans and nature as part of any project. It’s illustrated with my own watercolors I hope it will inspire the next generation of architects to design places we can all enjoy.

She was transparent, like a watercolor.

As if she were about to dissolve in sound, in tones not yet created.

Painting in watercolor is like walking a tight-rope;

one must achieve a perfect balance between what the paint wants to do and what the artist wants to do, or all is lost.

I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term-meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching-there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

When I am recording on my own, it's like an oil painting: I can put that on top of that and build up layers. But with the band, it turned out more watercolor: you're leaving white bits of paper exposed, so that nothing is too overworked.

I like to bring a certain sense of humanity and detail to my work, and watercolor allows me to do that. I have fascination and wonder about the line and transparent quality or properties in watercolor. I use watercolor to give voice to what I would like to talk about.

You need to get out of your comfort zone, return to the Midwest, see some family, and, as cheesy as it sounds, work the land - plant some trees, maybe take up watercolor.

I've been very influenced by Inuit art especially some drawings and watercolors I've seen.

We struggle against easel painting not because it is an aesthetic form of painting, but because it is not modern, for it does not succeed in bringing out the technical side, it is a redundant, exclusive art, and cannot be of any use to the masses. Hence we are struggling not against painting but against photography carried out as if it were an etching, a drawing, a picture in sepia or watercolor.

For me making a digital photo is like making a watercolor.

.. It's not a painting, and it's not a photo. It's something altogether new.

I built the film [Boy and the World] this way.

I gathered all the tools I usually use such as brushes, color pencils, crayons, watercolors, and everything else I found in my studio, and I put them on top of a table. I had this feeling of freedom and possibility like if I was this boy. I was using the boy's freedom to create this film.

Twitter is a place where you share your thoughts, yourself.

.. you don't want a plain white backdrop for that. You want the entire page to say something about who you are. Designer or not, if the urge strikes you, go for it. Put up that watercolor you've never shown anyone. Take a photo of that hat you just knitted... whatever it is, share it.