Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Apropos to Andrew Wyeth, most of his work is not as tight as one might suppose. In fact, it's quite free. I used to think that all he did was paint blades of grass. His watercolors are a revelation.

"The drawing can never be the object, it can only suggest some comments about it. It must be a translation, just as the words you are reading have to be translated. The word 'bowl' only sets up the idea of a bowl. The drawing of the bowl is an illusion and remains drawn marks...If you strive for too perfect an edge, or too clinical an image with not a mark or area of shading out of place, one may find that although the image is complete, it does not look convincing." (from Pencil Drawing by Michael Woods)

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