Painting In Colour From LifeThe Art Of Painting - Painting In Colour From Life - 2, a brief series of articles on the art of painting and drawing
The main thing to remember in painting is never to put down two touches where one would suffice. The student invariably loses valuable time and wastes his energy in looking for little nothings and subtleties that will not repay him, and which make for "smallness" and an over-laboured result. Use brushes that are awkwardly large ; practice will enable you to manipulate them. They will sweep up the unnecessary detail and influence your selection of really telling touches. Above all, assure a homogeneous effect—the appearance of one skin.
In between the sittings, go and look at heads by Velazquez and Van Dyck ; and from Frans Hals learn the force of shorthand strokes and vivacity of handling.
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