Hawthorne on Painting: Collected by Mrs. Charles Hawthorne
For 31 years, Charles Hawthorne spoke in this manner to students of his famous Cape Cod School of Art. The essence of that instruction has been collected from students’ notes and captured in this book, retaining the personal feeling and the sense of on-the-spot inspiration of the original classroom. Tough Hawthorne is addressing himself to specific problems in specific paintings, his comments are so revealing they will be found applicable a hundred times to your own work.
The book is divided is divided into sections on the outdoor model, still life, landscape, the indoor model, and water color. Each section begins with a concise essay and continues with comments on basic elements: general character, color, form, seeing, posture, etc. it is in the matter of color that students will especially feel themselves in the presence of a master guide and critic. Hawthorne’s ability to see color and, more important, to make a student see color, is a lesson which will aid student painters and anyone else interested in this phase of art.