When you draw, form is the important thing. But in painting the first thing is to look for the general impression of colour. Always paint a direct sketch from nature every day – Jean-Léon Gérôme
When I look at a landscape I cannot help seeing all its defects. It is fortunate for us, however, that Nature is so imperfect, as othewise we should have no art at all.
When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come. Leonardo da Vinci
‘I’ve had photographs taken for portraits because I very much prefer working from the photographs than from models…I couldn’t attempt to do a portrait from photographs of somebody I didn’t know…’
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.