By Adrian Keith Graham Hill
A concise creation to portray in watercolours which outlines the fundamental ideas had to comprehend and scan with the approach.
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For it must never be forgotten that the indefinable touch of a master, although possessing the strongest stamp of character, is generally quite unfit to afford any practical information to a beginner and offers no practicable manner of imitation. Indeed, handling must forced. Our grow naturally and cannot be artificially resolve must always be to look at Nature with an independent vision and with the desire to comprehend her in our own way, and not with any wish to see in her what others have discovered.
One knows what the surface in fact, is is is Once again, to state that meant) ignores all the circum- undulating or choppy or broken by anything but flat! The point I wish to make is that dictums like the above can become formulas and woe betide the student who develops "a way" of painting skies or trees or water according to the book! A natural veneration that many beginners cultivate for — — — the professional painter and all that he paints — and know, for this can prove development of the student's personality, slavish reverence has often led to a complete a heavy handicap to the as I writes surrender of the student's urge to be himself.
In particular, the guiding lines for any cloud formation must be only the faintest suggestion; in fact the actual drawing of individual cloud shapes should really be left to the brush, if anything like an atmospheric quality is to be preserved. This, I need hardly add, must be for some time a matter of trial and error. But if you can draw, then boldness, even to the point of recklessness perhaps "chancing your arm" denotes less risk of foolhardiness will achieve your aim, especially, and this I would plead with you, if you leave what you have painted and — — The more spontaneous the gestures and direction of your brush strokes, the more limpid or moving, in short more "sky like", your skies will be!