Gems of Wisdom-Painters On Painting


“The landscape painter is of necessity, an outdoors man….For vitality and convincing quality only come to the man who serves, not in the studio, but out in the open where even the things he fights against strengthen him, because you see, nature is always vital, even in her implicit moods and never denies a vision to the real lover.”

-Walter Elmer Schofield


Nature deals in broken color everywhere, but she never deals in broken values. The color dances but the values stay put.”
-Birge Harrison

You must sacrifice as many details as possible. Keep your masses flat, simple and undisturbed. And it is the impression of the thing you want.”

-William Morris Hunt