Canvas Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous
old canvas quotes, canvas sayings, and canvas proverbs, collected over the years from a variety
This world is but a canvas for our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
A blank canvas...has unlimited possibilities.
An empty canvas is full only if you want it to be full.
Let the future remain uncertain, for that is the canvas to receive our desires.
A canvas is an arena in which to act.
You are an artist. The canvas is your life. Make something worth staring at.
The canvas upon which the artist paints is the spectator's mind.
A truly poetic canvas is an awakened dream.
It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.
The painter knew the mirror lied. And the canvas told the truth.
Thomas Lloyd Qualls
Today is a new canvas, paint it with all your favorite colors.
When the face in the mirror doesn't please you, turn it into a canvas.
The value of a canvas depends almost entirely on your mental attitude, not on your moral attitude; depends on what kind of a man you are, the way you observe.
Charles Webster Hawthorne
The canvas is a court where the artist is prosecutor, defendant, jury and judge. Art without a trial disappears at a glance.
If you look into the past of the successful painter you will find square miles of canvas behind him.
Charles Webster Hawthorne
The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerises some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves.
Vincent Van Gogh
Every canvas that can awaken us more exquisitely and accurately to the infinite and various surface of our experience does that much to sharpen life, and thereby render it more alive.
It seems strange that some artists fear a blank canvas, when it has been a major contributory factor to great paintings.
To paint is to know how to put nothing on canvas, and have it look like something when you stand back.
An empty canvas is a living wonder. Far lovelier than certain pictures.
A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
Charles Dudley Warner
Every canvas is a journey all its own.
Cover the canvas at the first go, then work at it until you see nothing more to add.
When you give an artist a canvas, you shouldn't tell him exactly how much paint to put on it, or exactly how sharp the images should be. You should let the artist get going.
The important thing is to remember what most impressed you and to put it on canvas as fast as possible.
Colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas.
Painting a line across canvas with a brush is similar to the motion of a wave breaking.
Now will never leave. It is always here. Like a clear canvas, it awaits our painting.