Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Genius Artist John Singer Sargent on how to avoid false accents in your paintings . . .

Sargent on painting - how to avoid false accents:

"You must classify the values. If you begin with the middle-tone and work up from it towards the darks - so that you deal last with your highest lights and darkest darks - you avoid false accents. That's what Carolus taught me. And Franz Hals - it's hard to find anyone who knew more about oil-paint than Franz Hals - and that was his procedure. Of course a sketch different. You don't mind false accents there."

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