Harold Speed, Sassmaster

I’ve had Harold Speed’s book Oil Painting Techniques and Materials for ages; it was recommended to me by someone smart. After I learned that James Gurney was going to do a Book Club on it, I decided to read it finally. You should too because it is full of good information, not only on the titular subject, but also on art history and how to be a good artist in general.

I have been pleasantly surprised at the quality of writing. Harold is just full of sass and I’m actually laughing while I learn. I am going to dedicate a series of blog posts to his attitude (and of course his extensive advice). To start us off, here’s a good one:

I am inclined to think that every age has the art it deserves.

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Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Harold Speed, Sassmaster”

  1. Imagine putting down folks you disagree with in the most polite British manner… no giggling or anything.

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