A few words from Charles Hawthorne

"Good painting is an excitement, an aesthetic emotion....."

"We must train ourselves to keep and preserve our fresh and youthful vision along with the experience of maturity....I believe in so training yourself that there will be no end, that by a long life of serious effort we may do something more beautiful than nature."

"What I found in the old masters was that they could paint."

"I believe that nothing really fine ever came except by hard work, altho I don't believe that all hard work is great art."

Charles W. Hawthorne, American painter, founder of a Provincetown art school and author of "Hawthorne on Painting".

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