The Art of Landscape Painting in Oil Colour

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J. B. Lippincott Company, 1907 - Landscape painting - 107 pages
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An enjoyable read- With all the poetry, confidence, and mystique of old materials handbooks. Anyone that admires the paintings of Turner, Constable, and Corot would undoubtedly enjoy this perspective.



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Page 1 - ... and if he gets, after great labour, something approaching what he wanted, the evidence of his fatigue is apparent. There is no fatigue in Nature. Nature expresses life with a curious and interesting sense of directness. Although we know there are millions of years behind her simplest developments, yet the result is one of apparent ease, a spontaneous and direct effort. So should your Art be, and it is in this respect it should resemble Nature, revealing an infinitely higher quality than the mere...
Page 85 - ... medium and technique. Should he attempt to disregard them, he will fail to express the desired values satisfactorily, or will express them less adequately than is possible in some other medium. Thus, what Alfred East says of landscape painting is equally applicable to sculpture or to any other art: "The raison d'etre of the existence of the landscape painter is that he can discern and reveal to us beauties in Nature which cannot be revealed by the sister arts .... if you have a method of expression...
Page 95 - For example, if I pitch my picture as near as I can to the pitch • ^ .• of Nature, and paint one passage exactly of the same intensity or tone as the same passage in Nature, I have struck the key, as it \ \ were, in which my tune must be played.
Page 1 - Stand to your work, and draw and paint from your shoulder in a confident and manly fashion, feeling that you know what you want, and go for it fearlessly, with a keen observation of Nature. Look long at her, consider carefully, and then, when you have made up your mind, express it confidently and in a manly fashion. Do not go to your work as a task, but as a labour of love. One can Nature, revealing an infinitely higher quality than the mere imitation of her surface.
Page 5 - You need not be ashamed of your calling, for if you knew the innermost feelings of the hearts of others, you might find that you are envied by those who cannot purchase the pleasure you have in following the calling you love best in life.
Page 78 - ... it vivifies your subject, and gives a soul to your picture. It should always manifest its presence. It is easily forgotten in the studio, but not so readily when one faces Nature.
Page 95 - A." Say that in Nature it is glowing sunlight, and that it is impossible for any pigment to reach so high a key of colour, I am forced to lower my key to

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