‘think about’

  • Only the owner counts the windows….quote from Charles Hawthorne
  • Breaking rules forces the painter to design and compose creatively…..
  • Mud is created by the hand holding the brush…
  • There is freedom when color is my color….not the dictation of the photo
  • Nature is not in the painting business…
  • Don’t fill in the blanks with what you know!!!!
  • When drawing from a photograph the subject becomes stiff and predictable if every line is included in the composition.  Keep lines interesting, out of order….a painting emerges..not a painting of the photograph…
  • Brush strokes can become boring stroke after stroke…so paint as though the brush has rhythm..
  • Don’t let the size brush of your brush be the topic of conversation…
  • Details make for good reading….details in painting become predictable…
  • A painting should look better than the photograph….
  • If you vary the background it’s easier to look at…
  • Nature does not have lines………to separate shapes…it has color change

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