Feb 25, 2009

Fearless Painting - Birge Harrison

Filed In Inspiration

“Be courageous. Always dare to the limit of your knowledge and just a little beyond. You must show conviction yourself, if you would convince others….Aim to tell the truth; but if you have to lie, lie courageously. A courageous lie has often more virtue than a timid truth.” -Birge Harrison, ‘Landscape Painting’.

I came across this quote a while back and it pretty much sums up one of my philosophies on painting that i have always tried to express, whether successful or not. Paint thick and strong with confidence like you mean it and know what you’re doing and people will believe what you have to say.

A similar analogy is the musician that works hard and has something to say quite often being heard loud above those with a perfect voice but nothing of their own to say.