Hawthorne On Painting
  • Hawthorne On Painting
  • Hawthorne On Painting
  • Hawthorne On Painting
  • Hawthorne On Painting
  • Hawthorne On Painting
ISBN: 048620653X
EAN13: 9780486206530
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 1, 1960
Pages: 91
Dimensions: 0.3" H x 7.8" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Look around and select a subject that you can see painted. That will paint itself. Do the obvious thing before you do the superhuman thing.
It may have been accidental, but you knew enough to let this alone. The good painter is always making use of accidents.
Never try to repeat a success.
Swing a bigger brush-- you don't know what fun you are missing.
For 31 years, Charles Hawthorne spoke in this manner to students of his famous Cape Cod School of Art. The essence of that instruction has been collected from students' notes and captured in this book, retaining the personal feeling and the sense of on-the-spot inspiration of the original classroom. Even though Hawthorne is addressing himself to specific problems in specific paintings, his comments are so revealing that they will be found applicable a hundred times to your own work.
The book is divided into sections on the outdoor model, still life, landscape, the indoor model, and watercolor. Each section begins with a concise essay and continues with comments on basic elements: general character, color, form, seeing, posture, etc. It is in the matter of color that students will especially feel themselves in the presence of a master guide and critic. Hawthorne's ability to see color and, more important, to make the student see color, is a lesson that will aid student painters Read More chevron_right

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