Paint Drops Artist Quotes – Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn Notes to Myself - Paint Drops Artists Quotes

Richard Diebenkorn Notes to Myself on Begining a Painting

Paint Drops Artist Quotes – Richard Diebenkorn

Today's Paint Drops artist quote is from Richard Diebenkorn. After his death a paper he had written to himself was discovered; Notes to Myself on Beginning a Painting. This quote is the first tip from a list of 10. Each of the 10 can be applied to painting and to life.

Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later. It may then be a valuable delusion.

Diebenkorn was one of the founders of the Abstract Expressionist Movement and later became central to the California Figurative Movement. Throughout his career, he moved from abstractions to a more representational style.

Use this as a reminder to keep pushing forward or through on a project. In painting it is tempting to stop too soon when you have something pleasing in front of you. Don't stop just because it starts to feel precious. You'll never find what you are after if you stop the journey too soon.

Learn more: Richard Diebenkorn, The Royal Academy, UK