Relevant to my interests

For if you cannot paint what you see, you will find yourself handicapped in trying to paint what you imagine.

Page 60, Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by Harold Speed

2 thoughts on “Relevant to my interests”

  1. OH MY GOSH YES THIS!!!!!!!

    We must know how to “see”, we must have a life-based visual memory, vocabulary.

    And then we make it our own.

  2. Yep… this is something I’ve heard for ages but it really takes a lot of trial and error and practice to get it to sink in.

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