Friday, May 6, 2016

Charles Hawthorne

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."

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