Charles Webster Hawthorne Quotes.
Do not let it look as if you reasoned too much. Painting must be impulsive to be worth while.
Study continuously, developing yourself into a better person, more sensitive to things in nature. Spend years in getting ready.
Paint what you see, not what you know.
It is so much better to make a big thing out of a little subject than to make a little thing out of a big one.
Put off finish as it takes a lifetime – wait until later to try to finish things – make a lot of starts.
If you are not going to get a thrill, how can you give someone else one? You must feel the beauty of the thing before you start.
Realize the value of putting down your first impression quickly.
See what you can do with your daring with color and your ignorance mixed with it.
If you look into the past of the successful painter you will find square miles of canvas behind him.
We must all teach ourselves to be fine, to be poets.
Put variety in white.
The successful painter is continually painting still life.
Painting is just like making an after-dinner speech. If you want to be remembered, say one thing and stop.
There is an aesthetic excitement about painting which is one of the most beautiful experiences that can be. Put things down while you feel that joy.
Swing a bigger brush – you don’t know what you’re missing.
Paint with freedom. It gives you more mastery of the nature of paint.
By having the big lines of the composition going out of the canvas, your imagination can wander beyond the edge. It will make it seem part of a large composition.
Try to do ugly things so that you make them beautiful… The more delicate the thing is in nature the more one must look for the solemn note. Color in nature is never pretty, it’s beautiful.