I know some people with that virtue

In these Post-Impressionist days we are apt to forget that nature is still one of our best artists …despite the fact that she is often made the excuse for very dull performances, by painters whose chief virtue is honest stupidity.

Page 59, Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by Harold Speed

But it’s my styyyyle

The heightened effect that there is in all artistic work, and which is in a way a departure from cold accuracy, must not be made the excuse for careless and slovenly work.

Page 57, Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by Harold Speed

Antique machines especially

We are gradually substituting the making of money for the making of good things to buy with it, and are fast heading for the time when machines and “antiques” will be the only good things worth buying.

Page 31, Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by Harold Speed

I wonder which ones…

On eliminating earth colors:

And there is some considerable danger of that nasty acid fruit salad sort of colouring turning up, as in some of the worst impressionist pictures.

Page 109, Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by Harold Speed

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