” You can always draw as well as you know how to. I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas, but I know that is not so. “


” You can’t do a fine thing without having seen fine examples. “


” Believe that time is going to help you do what you want. “


” I tell you it’s no joke to paint a portrait. I wonder that I am not more timid when I begin. I feel almost certain that I can do it. It seems very simple. I don’t think of the time that is sure to come when I almost despair, when the whole thing seems hopeless. “


” There is force and vitality in a first sketch from life which the after-work rarely has. You want a picture to seize you as forcibly as if a man had seized you by the shoulder! It should impress you like reality! “


” Don’t put needless expense into painting a head! Don’t try to match tints! Rose and pearly colours blend into each other so that no one can unite them if painted separately. Keep the impression of your subject as one thing! “


” How are things visible? Can you see an egg against a white background? Not by drawing a line around it can you make it evident. “



All 7 William Morris Hunt Quotes about You in picture


You can always draw as well as you know how to. I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas, but I know that is not so.
You can
Believe that time is going to help you do what you want.
I tell you it
There is force and vitality in a first sketch from life which the after-work rarely has. You want a picture to seize you as forcibly as if a man had seized you by the shoulder! It should impress you like reality!
Don
How are things visible? Can you see an egg against a white background? Not by drawing a line around it can you make it evident.

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