I've been re-reading my little
"Hawthorne on Painting"book.
I was first exposed to his approach during
a workshop at the
Cape Cod School of Art in the mid 90's.
It was the beginning of my painting journey.
Re-visiting his teachings now,
20 years later
is inspiring and affirming!
This book of notes taken by his students
offers some priceless observations about painting.
Some of my favorites:
"To see things simply is the hardest thing in the world."
"Painting is just like making an after-dinner speech.
If you want to be remembered, say one thing and stop."
"Spend a lifetime in hard work with a humble mind."